Designed specifically for lawyers who defend and prosecute drunk driving cases in Rhode Island, A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island is a first for the State of Rhode Island. Editor Richard S. Humphrey, Esq. of Tiverton, RI has assembled a winning cadre of DUI experts to join him in developing this must-have resource, which offers practical, seasoned guidance backed by case law and statutory authorities. A Practical Guide to Trying DUI Cases in Rhode Island has been tailored to serve as a practice resource for both Rhode Island prosecutors and defense counsel.
Among the hundreds of valuable practice tips, current case citations, and tested trial strategies for both sides of the counsel table, you will find guidance on:
- Statutory authority for DUI stops, arrests, and testing;
- Potential collateral consequences that can arise when a client is misinformed;
- Self-incrimination and due process issues associated with second offense refusals;
- Case law governing prosecutorial access to a suspect's blood and to records of his/her blood content in these various settings;
- Various types of field sobriety testing, test device technology, including new infrared technology;
- Physiological aspects of alcohol consumption in the human body;
- Methods of operating test devices, administering tests, and reporting results;
- How testing devices are calibrated and maintained;
- Issues that regularly arise during the course of a prosecutor's investigation into the viability of a case and his or her preparation for trial;
- A spectrum of pretrial motions in Rhode Island DUI cases;
Featured are sample jury instructions, a checklist of motions, cresting case law and sample pleadings, as well as key citations to statutes and regulations. Use this book as a reference resource when preparing for your first - or next - DUI case in Rhode Island.