DUI defense strategies: beyond basic training

On Behalf of | Jan 31, 2017 | Drunk Driving |

Because the U.S. legal system is designed to protect your rights, a Massachusetts law enforcement officer who arrests you for DUI must follow a specific protocol to prevent these from being violated. The slightest deviation from mandatory procedure could lead to an unfair outcome that affects your life permanently. To ensure that he provides clients with skilled, knowledgeable DUI defense strategies, attorney John B. Seed has completed advanced education about techniques for investigating arresting officers in this type of case.

A wide range of authorities may be involved in your case, including those in law enforcement, as well as prosecutors and judges. Mr. Seed’s recent training, which was conducted by the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, included information provided by members of these professions and others who have spent years participating in various aspects of DUI cases. The knowledge they have contributed is not commonly provided in standard education for DUI attorneys. Any attorney who does not receive this instruction is not likely to have the advanced tools necessary to develop a strategy that is relevant to the specifics of your case.

The training and employment records of the law enforcement officer who arrested you may reveal information vital to your freedom and future. For example, officers are trained with a version of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Manual, but this may not be the same version that your arresting officer is held accountable to in your case. There may be a history of disciplinary problems or frequent job changes in an officer’s records that would reveal a pattern of misconduct consistent with discriminatory actions taken against you. Mr. Seed understands how to access these facts and use them as evidence at your trial.

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