NCDD Sessions and Seminars

NHTSA DWI/SFST Practitioner Course

NCDD Seminars and Sessions


May 02, 2019 - May 04, 2019

NHTSA's "DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing"

The DWI/SFST Practitioner Course

Thursday, May 2, 2019

9:00am - 9:30am Introduction to DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Anthony Palacios
9:30am - 12:00pm Concepts & Principles of Standardized Field Sobriety Training
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:30pm Concepts & Principles of Standardized Field Sobriety Training
2:30pm – 3:30pm Dry Run – Practice Session
3:30pm - 5:00pm Alcohol Workshop Practical Anthony Palacios w/ Ben Sessions

Friday, May 3, 2019

9:00am - 10:00am Detection & General Deterrence Anthony Palacios
10:00am - 11:00am Overview of Detection, Notetaking & Testimony
11:00am – 12:00pm Vehicle In Motion
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:30pm Personal Contact & Pre-Arrest Screening
2:30pm - 3:30pm Legal Environment
3:30pm - 5:00pm SFST Proficiency Testing Anthony Palacios w/ Ben Sessions
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner (on your own)
6:00pm - 7:00pm Review Anthony Palacios
7:00pm - 10:00pm Alcohol Workshop/Practical Anthony Palacios, Ben Sessions

Saturday, May 4, 2019

9:00am – 11:00am Processing the Arrested Subject, Report Writing, and Preparation for Trial Anthony Palacios
11:00am – 12:00pm Trial Techniques in a DUI Case Ben Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Final Test/ Graduation Anthony Palacios, Ben Sessions


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Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and BAC Refusals


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Ethics in DUI Lawyer Advertising


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