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1 Prepared by Joseph S. Passanise July 19, 2013 DWI Law & Science Seminar Tan-Tar-A Resort Try Your Case In A Deposition

2 1.Presumptions 2.Some Rules Of The Road 3.Defense Strategies  Credibility Curve  Built in Bias  SFT’s Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

3 4.Depositions  Bring Out Bias 5.Use Of Experts Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

4 1.Usually Two People Involved In A DWI Case -1 Of Which Was Drinking! 2.Of The Two, 1 Of Which Is More Pre-disposed To Lie. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

5 1.RSMo § A Person Commits The Crime Of Driving While Intoxicated If He Operates A Motor Vehicle While In A Intoxicated Or Drugged Condition. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

6 2.State v Schroeder 330 SW 3d.408 (Mo Banc. 2011) A Person Is In An Intoxicated Condition When “His Use Of Alcohol Impairs His Ability To Operate An Automobile. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

7 3.State v Adams 163 SW 3d 35 (Mo App SD 2005) Prosecutor’s Dream BAC.06 Reaffirms Principle NO # In DWI Law Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

8 4.State v Seitz 384 SW 3d 384 (MO Ap SD 2012)  In Absence Of Chemical Test Gov Meets Burden From Witness Based On Observations. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

9 5.State v Edwards 280 SW 3d 184 (MO App ED 2009)  It Is The FACT Not The Degree Of Intoxication  RSMO § (3)  Substantial Evidence Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

10 RSMo § (3) There Is Substantial Evidence Of Intoxication From Physical Observations Of Witnesses Or Admissions Of The Defendant. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

11  The Credibility Curve  Built In Bias  SFT’s – Probable Cause/Doubt?  Use Of Experts  Depositions Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

12 1.Timeline – The DWI Incident Does It Make Sense!  Contact  Arrest  Implied Consent  Miranda Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

13  15 min  AIR Questions  BAC Ticket  Report Writing 2.Breakdown The Officer Observations Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

14  Driving  Observations Outside FST’s  FST Performance  After Arrest Observations Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

15 1.The Verbs - Crossed 2.The Adjectives – Slightly Slurred 3.The Conclusory Words 4.The Legal Terms  Indicators of Impairment  Totality Of The Circumstances 5.Patterned Report Writing Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

16 1.Admissibility/Sufficiency 2.Weight Assigned Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013 Dueling Battle

17 1.Officer Knowledge  Directions  Demonstration  Tone/Speed of Voice 2.Admissibility In Court  Challenge - Sufficiency Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

18  Weight Assigned 3.Weight  Brown v Director, 85 SW 3d 1 (MO Supreme Ct 2002) “ A Court Can Disregard Improper SFT’s When Making A Probable Cause Decision”. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

19 Focus on the 3 Components  The Stop  The Roadside Interaction  Post – Arrest Bring out The BIAS! Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

20 1.BIAS  Focus On What Client Did Right  Officers Have A Hard Time Understanding The Difference Between PC/Proof Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

21 2.Officers Use Legal Terms  Totality Of The Circumstances  Indicators Of Impairment Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

22 1.You Can Read AIR  How Does Officer Testify 2.Officers Memorize SFT’s Directions 3.Officers Take Classes To Testify 4.Officers Read Reports Under Oath Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

23 5.Officers Get Nervous Like Our Clients – Pressure 6.Conclusionary Words 7.Learn How Officer Thinks  AIR – Complete The Paperwork Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

24 8.Conclusionary Words  Slurred Speech  Swaying  Blood Shot Eyes Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

25 DRUNK CHART Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013 INDICATORS OF IMPAIRMENTINDICATORS OF NON-IMPAIRMENT Bloodshot EyesHanded ID/Insurance OdorExit Vehicle Properly Slurred SpeechNo Swaying HGN - FailureNo Stumbling Performance of the Walk & Turn Performance 1 Leg

26 Weigh The Indicators Officers Assign  Some Indicators Carry More Weight BIAS Is Never Collateral! Davis v Alaska (1974) 94 S.Ct. 110J Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

27 1.Back Up Officer 2.Video – Contradicts AIR  Speech  FST’s 3.Refute The DWI Officer Expert Testimony – Show BIAS. Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

28  Experience  Arrests  Testimony 4.No Chronological Order Move Around 5.Focus On Specific Facts And Observations Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

29  “I Don’t Know”  “I Don’t Remember”  “I Don’t Recall” 6.Balance the Facts  Officer Good and Bad  Get Officer to Assign Percentages - Weight Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

30 7.Different Types Of DWI Officers Require Different Tactics  Rookie  Middle Reliever  The Closer Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

31 7.Review Reports 8.Prepare For Deposition 9.FST Expert 10.BAC Expert 11.Toxicologist Law Offices of Dee Wampler & Joseph S. Passanise DWI Law & Science Seminar – July 2013

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