The release of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Drunk Driving: Detection, Prosecution & Defense book is scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2019. The authors of the DUI Book, Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., and Kimberly A. Petta, Esq., of the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey, prepared this DUI Book for attorneys who routinely defend and prosecute DUI and refusal cases in the various Rhode Island State courts. The book addresses a description of the crime of DUI, the necessary reasonable suspicion to stop a motor vehicle, proof of operation of the motor vehicle, the necessary probable cause to arrest the operator for DUI, the breathalyzer tests and observation testimony, and the potential trial or plea disposition of the case.

This 2019 DUI Practice Manual will first be available to attendees at the Bar Association’s 2019 DUI Laws and Hardship Licenses CLE scheduled for Friday, March 15, 2019. At the CLE, Attorney Humphrey and Attorney Petta will be joined by representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Department of Attorney General and the Portsmouth Police Department to discuss the detection, prosecution and defense of DUI cases. Specifically, the panelists will address the following: (1) hardship licenses and ignition interlock devices, (2) the Intoxalyzer 9000 breath testing machine, (3) drug recognition expert training and testimony at trial, (4) the administration of the standardized field sobriety tests, (5) the ability to compel blood samples in DUI cases and (6) trial strategies for both prosecution and defense. The program will provide the attendees with a comprehensive nuts and bolts analysis of the basics of drunk driving and refusal cases and an extensive review of the changing science and technology in these types of cases.

If you or a family member has been charged with DUI and/or refusal to submit to a chemical test, please contact the Law Offices of Robert H. Humphrey at (401) 816-5862 or Thank you.

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