Preparing for Battle: The DUI Case – Las Vegas, Nevada 2015

I was thrilled to present at this year’s 2015 NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual
DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® seminar “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt.” (Las Vegas, Nevada).

Every practitioner struggles to develop a workable strategy that optimizes the amount of time we spend preparing a case. Developing a system that is easily executed for any type of DUI trial or hearing streamlines the process, removing a lot of the dread, chaos and waste that otherwise creeps into our daily routines.

Trial attorneys often miss the most basic and time saving approach to preparing for hearings and trials. With the benefit of discovery, we will almost always be able to anticipate the exact testimony that will be offered by the state. Taking organized and extensive notes in advance of the hearing will free you up tremendously to pay attention to other, less readily predicted issues that will come up in court.

Trial attorneys often miss the most basic and time saving approach to preparing for hearings and trials. With the benefit of discovery, we will almost always be able to anticipate the exact testimony that will be offered by the state.

I was thrilled to present at this year’s 2015 NACDL & NCDD’s 19th Annual
DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity® seminar “Secrets Revealed: Overcoming the Illusion of Guilt.” (Las Vegas, Nevada). Preparing DUI Case

For almost a generation, psychologists around the world have been engaged in a spirited debate over a question that most of us would consider to have been settled years ago. The question is this: is there such a thing as innate talent? The obvious answer is yes. Not every hockey player born in January ends up playing at the professional level. Only some do – the innately talented ones. Achievement is talent plus preparation. The problem with this view is that the closer psychologists look at the careers of the gifted, the smaller the role innate talent seems to play and the bigger role preparation seems to play.

— Malcolm Gladwell (Outliers)

Improve Your DUI Practice

Every practitioner struggles to develop a workable strategy that optimizes the amount of time we spend preparing a case. Developing a system that is easily executed for any type of DUI trial or hearing streamlines the process, removing a lot of the dread, chaos and waste that otherwise creeps into our daily routines. Organize DUI Case Information on two pagesTrial attorneys often miss the most basic and time saving approach to preparing for hearings and trials. With the benefit of discovery, we will almost always be able to anticipate the exact testimony that will be offered by the state. Taking organized and extensive notes in advance of the hearing will free you up tremendously to pay attention to other, less readily predicted issues that will come up in court. State's Roadmap is the Police Report

The purpose of the roadmap is to organize case information in such a way that you can access it immediately during the hearing. All too often the prosecution uses the officer’s report for their roadmap. This is a cumbersome and obscure document to rely upon during a hearing when you will want your information organized and at your finger tips. Same info goes in the same place (no exceptions) First page has every fact about your case other than FSTs First Page General Observations List Information in Chronological Order Chronological Structure of Testimony Note Testimony Second Page Covers the FSTs FSTS on Second Page All Possible Clues Keep Track of HGN Testimony  Mark Clues Listed in the Report WAT Notes Keep Track of Inconsistencies Take Notes in COlumn All the facts of your case on two pages

Attorney Erin H. Gerstenzang
Attorney Gerstenzang is a criminal defense lawyer in Atlanta, Georgia who frequently lectures on legal topics relating to DUI and traffic law. Erin has also co-chaired many DUI Seminars working closely with nationally recognized experts in her field of practice. To speak with Erin, call
404-771-6675 or click here to schedule a consultation.