Electronic Warrants in Impaired Driving Cases: What are They, and Why are They Important

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Event Location

Online

10 am PDT | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free

The increases in drug-impaired driving cases and driver refusals to submit to breath tests for alcohol have all placed a heightened importance of blood testing in impaired driving cases. At the same time, the taking of blood specimens from impaired driving suspects has been the subject of recent Supreme Court decisions on the application of the Fourth Amendment to blood draws. This program will discuss the current state of the law on the warrantless taking of blood from impaired driving suspects, and steps being taken by States to implement a system of electronic warrants to minimize the time necessary to obtain a search warrant for one’s blood.

After participating in this webcast, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the principles of procedural fairness;
  2. Apply procedural fairness techniques in your courtroom;
  3. Explain to self-represented litigants, in plain and simple language, of their rights and responsibilities under the law; and
  4. Without compromising the neutrality of courtroom proceedings, ensure that the facts of the case are adequately presented.

Event Fees

FREE