BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE-2001 Mr. Sifers was elected to the Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense on July 26, 2000, and served until May, 2005. Mr. Sifers, being the FIRST Regent in the U.S. to ever sit for, and pass, the Board Certification Test in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense NCDD, previously served as Co-Chair on the Certification Testing Committee. It was during his 2003-04 tenure as Co-Chair of this Committee that the American Bar Association ABA recognized DUI Defense as a “Specialty” area of Law. In 1996, Mr. Sifers became the FIRST DEFENSE ATTORNEY in Oklahoma to receive CERTIFICATION & FORMAL TRAINING as an Operator on these Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machines. Until 2000, he was the ONLY such qualified defense attorney. In that year, the Oklahoma Board of Tests for Alcohol and Drug Influence the Oklahoma State agency over these machines held its first class for Certification of NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT Operators and Supervisors. Mr. Sifers was one of only four persons in that class. He is one of only four persons in Oklahoma that is not connected to Law Enforcement who has a current Certification by the State of Oklahoma as both an Operator and a Maintenance Supervisor on the 5000-D Oklahomas evidential Intoxilyzer model. And, two of those four persons are in his office! Mr. Sifers, also, owns four 4 Intoxilyzer 5000 breath machines which is more than any law office in Oklahoma, more than likely, any other law office in the United States, and more than MANY cities own! Mr. Sifers has been awarded certification in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests as both an Administrator of these tests AND a Trainer of other persons to become Administrators. Of the four 4 persons in Oklahoma with these certifications who are NOT in law enforcement, two 2 of those four 4 are in his office. He is a graduate of Drug Recognition Training “DRE”. Three 3 persons that are NOT in law enforcement in Oklahoma have graduated from this DRE training program and two 2 of those three 3 are, also, in Mr. Sifers office! Mr. Sifers also holds a certificate of successful completion May, 2003 for the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on â€œAlcohol, Drugs, and Highway Safety: Testing, Research, and Litigationâ€� based out of Indiana University at Bloomington. He is the ONLY Oklahoma DUI Defense attorney to ever complete this LAW ENFORCEMENT chemical testing program. Mr. Sifers is the current Co-Chairman of the Continuing Legal Education “CLE” Committee for Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Sifers currently is serving on the Board of Directors for this organization. He previously served in this same position for Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also the Co-Chairman of the CLE Committee for the Criminal Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Mr. Sifers has taught literally 1,000s of OTHER lawyers throughout the nation about defending DUI cases. He has taught in over 14 different states and foreign countries. Mr. Sifers served as a consultant to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety on Alcohol & Drug Substance Courses “DUI Schools” in 1978. His recommended curriculum is STILL used as the state-approved guideline for the material taught in these courses today. As a DUI School Instructor, he taught over 20,000 persons these courses from 1979 to 1994. He is a regular speaker at most of the annual update courses for DUI School Instructors. Mr. Sifers is a former Probation Officer for the City of Oklahoma City. And, Mr. Sifers has NEVER been a prosecutor! Unlike some attorneys who seem to take pride in having been a former prosecutor, Mr. Sifers is proud that he has NEVER spent one second of his legal career trying to put anyone in jail! Every day of his legal career has been spent in DEFENDING those accused, not anything else! Mr. Sifers Law Office is located in Oklahoma City, where his practice is almost exclusively dedicated to representing persons charged with alcohol related traffic offenses throughout that state. He has represented more than 2,500 of these cases . . and counting. No other attorney in Oklahoma has the knowledge, experience, training, and credentials that Mr. Sifers can bring to your defense in a DUI or APC case. None.
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