R. Scott Magee, Attorney at Law proudly announces that Mr. Magee has become
certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
and International Association of Chiefs of Police in the Standardized
Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Practitioner Course.
The course is designed for defense attorneys who handle DWI cases and wish
to defend clients by utilizing the latest training and information. Attorneys
are trained in exactly how to understand DWI reports made by police officers
in order to recognize when they are done improperly, to the benefit of
The SFST Practitioner Course allows lawyers to understand the training
law enforcement go through regarding how to administer and critique a
field sobriety test. Included along with the NHTSA instruction is teaching
on the common errors made by police during the administration of SFSTs.
Attorneys are instructed in how law enforcement is trained to direct and
interpret the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand tests.
Getting the Training to Fight Field Sobriety Tests
Attorneys have the opportunity to watch an officer administer SFSTs and
witness actual physical evidence of intoxication on volunteers with blood
alcohol contents ranging from 0.00 to 0.15 in terms of bloodshot eyes,
slurred speech, and other manifestations of intoxication. Instructors
then show how nystagmus can be induced on a person with a low blood alcohol
content during the horizontal nystagmus test when the test is administered
errantly by law enforcement.
The training is an in-depth, 24-hour NHTSA DWI/SFST course; the very same
taken by police officers. The 16 modules are covered to the end that participants
become SFST practitioners.
As an NHTSA-certified DWI attorney in Round Rock, R. Scott Magee, Attorney
at Law can fully inform you of your rights if you are arrested for DWI
and can contest your charges in court. We can examine any field sobriety
test you took and analyze it for any potential errors made by law enforcement
to invalidate your arrest.
Call us today and speak with our
criminal defense attorney if you have been arrested!