James R. Snell, Jr., the Lexington DUI defense attorney at our firm, is committed to providing his clients with the best possible defense against their drunk driving charges. For this reason, he recently decided to participate in two-day comprehensive course of study in DUI detection and field sobriety testing. This is the same program that South Carolina law enforcement officers are required to complete in order to become certified in making
DUI arrests and conducting field sobriety tests, so he believes that it was a very valuable experience. The course followed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) curriculum, so he was taught what the police are supposed to look for when making an initial traffic stop and conducting a DUI investigation.
He was also issued the NHTSA's DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing Student Manual, which contains a wealth of useful information regarding DUI arrest procedures. Not only does it explain what law enforcement officers are trained to look for when conducting tests like the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), but it outlines what they will need to include in a subsequent police report. For this reason, Mr. Snell believes that he will now be able to provide his clients with practical insight into how the other side of the courtroom operates—which is an invaluable tool to possess as a Lexington criminal defense firm. This new knowledge, paired with his extensive understanding of the law, has also made Mr. Snell into an even more effective lawyer.
For this reason, you should not hesitate to get in touch with the legal team at the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC if you or someone you love has recently been arrested for driving under the influence. Your initial consultation is free when you contact our office at (888) 301-6004!