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Washington DUI Practice Manual, 2020-2021 ed. (Vol. 32, Washington Practice Series)

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Brand: Thomson West
Copyright: 2020
ISBN: 9781731963864
Publication Frequency: Updated as changes in the law dictate
Update format: N/A

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Washington DUI Practice Manual, 2020-2021 ed. (Vol. 32, Washington Practice Series)


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Washington DUI Practice Manual assists lawyers and judges handling cases involving drinking and driving. This manual covers:

  • The definitions of DUI and related driving offenses
  • The doctrine of corpus delicti
  • The judicial interpretation of operating a motor vehicle in the state
  • The scientific background necessary to undertake the complexity of defending DUI cases and to overcome evidentiary challenges
  • Suggestions for arguing a case to save hours of research time
  • An expansion of the general principles of handling DUI cases to address specific concerns of professional commercial drivers and pilots

The text also contains the chronological order of a drinking and driving case. Discussions included are:

  • Vehicle stop
  • Detention and pre-arrest activities
  • Chemical testing
  • Commencement of a case
  • Discovery
  • Pretrial process
  • Peripheral matters, such as department of licensing hearings and the new ignition interlock license

Useful forms also are provided throughout the text at the end of related chapters.