Understanding Field Sobriety and Breath Testing Procedures : Law Enforcement Officials on Following Test Administration Standards, Utilizing New Technologies, and Ensuring Test Validity
Part of the Inside the Minds series
Understanding Field Sobriety and Breath Testing Procedures is an authoritative, insiders perspective on the tests administered and devices utilized by law enforcement officials during a DUI-related traffic stop.
Featuring law enforcement officials from across the country, these experts guide the reader through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations standard guidelines for the administration of roadside tests and evaluation of their results.
Emphasizing the importance of continuous training on new developments and technologies in this field, the authors share their best practices for eliminating error in test results and standing their ground against the defenses claims.
Additionally, these experts describe the breath testing instruments used in their respective states and explain the challenges and nuances of operating each device.
From understanding the factors that may impact test accuracy to analyzing observational cues, these leaders provide insight into how evidence is gathered, reviewed, and recorded for use in court.
The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great law enforcement minds of today, as these experienced officers offer up their thoughts around the keys to navigating this developing legal issue.