October 26-29, 2015 | Location Reno, NV | Tuition $995 | Conference Fee $245 What’s this?

This course provides you with an overview of sentencing practices and evidence-based options for impaired driving traffic offenses including those committed by younger drivers, older drivers, and hardcore DUI defendants. After this course, you will be able to analyze circumstances providing a legal basis for stops, searches, seizures, arrests, and the admissibility of testimonial or physical evidence.

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Why should I take this course?

Impaired driving cases are often very technical and involved cases, which require a lot of specialized knowledge on the part of not only the attorneys, but also the judges. In addition, the rate of recidivism with impaired motor vehicle offenders is high, and judges should be well-equipped with the methods needed to reduce repeat offenders. This course is designed to provide judges with an overview of the impaired driving issue, and will provide insight into several pertinent areas, such as impairment detection methods, the pharmacological effects of drugs and alcohol on the human body, and effective sentencing methods.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Analyze circumstances providing legal bases for stops, searches and seizures, and arrests.
  • Analyze the admissibility of testimonial and physical evidence.
  • Describe the principles of pharmacology in order to effectively evaluate expert testimony.
  • Demonstrate evidence-based sentencing practices, with the aid of information on how to most effectively manage impaired driving cases.
The course will also include a trip to a local AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting, in order to familiarize you with the inner-workings of this often-ordered part of a sentence.

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for judges who handle impaired driving cases, as well as judges who hear traffic cases in general.

Who are the members of the faculty?

Judges, professors, doctors, and educators who are recognized as experts in the field of impaired driving cases are members of the faculty.

How is this course taught?

A number of adult education techniques including lecture, audio-visual aids, question and answer, class problems and simulations, and field trips, will be used in teaching this course.

Whom should I contact for more information?

For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (800) 255-8343 or registrar@judges.org.

This course qualifies for The National Judicial College Certificate in Judicial Development program Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills disciplines.

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