October 16, 2018 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | Tuition: Free
This webcast is sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and, in collaboration with the American Bar Association (ABA), The National Judicial College has developed this 60 minute webcast to assist judges and lawyers in what they need to know about military personnel in an impaired driving case.
Military defendants pose unique challenges for trial judges and counsel, especially in impaired driving cases. Jurisdictional issues between military, federal, state, and local authorities are common; the military justice system is distinct and separate; administrative consequences to the defendant are significant; and military service may impact treatment and sentencing options.
Whether you preside in a jurisdiction with a large servicemember population or have only the occasional military defendant, this program will provide you with the information and tools you need to rule correctly and confidently in these impaired driving cases.
After this session you will be able to:
- Recognize jurisdictional issues between military, federal, and state courts in impaired driving cases;
- Describe how the military handles impaired driving cases under military law;
- Identify the administrative and career consequences to service members who drive while impaired; and
- Discuss the relevance of military service in impaired driving cases and its potential impact on treatment and sentencing options.