DWI Institute 2019

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Presented in cooperation with the NJSBA Municipal Court Law Section

Everything You Need to Get Up-to-Speed and Excell at Successfully Handling DWI Matters

John Menzel, Esq.
2015 recipient of the NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Award
Past Chair, NJSBA Municipal Court Practice Section 
Certified by Drager re Alcotest 7110 breath testing instrument
Certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Test administration
Member, National College for DUI
2017 recipient of the NCDD Mentoring Award
Defense- Board certified in DUI defense
Law Offices of John Menzel, Asbury Park
Speakers include:
Hon. Harry D. Norton, Jr., JMC 
Municipal Court Judge in Allendale, Upper
Saddle River, Ho-Ho-Kus, and the Pascack Joint Municipal Court
Norton, Murphy, Sheehy & Corrubia, PC, 
Woodland Park, Montvale and Rockville Center, NY
Remi L. Spencer, Esq.
Spencer & Associates, West Orange
Ashton E. Thomas, Esq.
Law Offices of Ashton E. Thompson, Elizabeth 
Kevin P. Wigenton, Esq.
Public Defender, Red Bank, Neptune & Highlands
Wigenton Law Firm, Red Bank
Steven A. Zabarsky, Esq., 
Citta, Holzapfel & Zabarsky, Toms River
About The Program:
NJICLE’s annual DWI Institute is an intensive, full-day program featuring some of New Jersey’s top DWI attorneys joined by municipal court judges who will examine and analyze the most recent developments in New Jersey DWI law and procedure. From cutting-edge strategies to best practices, you will hear the latest on DWI defense, including the up-to-the-minute legal developments, trial trends, valuable tips on how to understand both the technical and legal aspects of DWI, and a discussion of issues likely to arise in the near future. You will also gain practical information and strategies for handling matters surrounding the science of detection, techniques for trial, and advice you can provide to clients that will help you achieve the best results. The panel will discuss the latest procedures and issues in field sobriety testing, discovery, practice tips on evidentiary issues, and more. This is an all-day institute that will provide you with the tools that you need to confidently and successfully represent your clients – and to achieve the best results, whether you’ve been practicing for years and want to catch up on the latest strategies, or you’re new to DWI and want to gain both practical knowledge and the best skills, this program is your best opportunity to get ahead. Make your plans to attend today!
Program Agenda:
9:05Highlights: Program outline, recent developments
– Pending penalty legislation
– State v. Olenowski — DRE
– Mitchell v. Wisconsin — warrantless blood draw
9:20Penalties and consequences
– Refusal
– Interlock
– Collateral consequences
9:50DWI Elements – Operation
– Direct observation
– Admission
– Circumstantial evidence
10:00Intoxication – Alcohol, marijuana, drugs
10:45 Breath test refusal elements 
– Probable cause/Arrest
– Standard Statement/No
11:00 Affirmative Defenses
– Blowing refusal
– Confusion
– Physical inability
11:40Discovery – Basics, Alcotest, Blood/Drugs, SFSTs, DRE
1:00Pretrial Motions – Suppression
– No warrant – consent, exigent circumstances, Mitchell v. Wisconsin
– Warrant – Missouri v. McNeely
1:30Pretrial Motion – N.J.R.E. 104 (SFSTs, Alcotest, blood/drugs)
1:45 Pretrial Motion – N.J.R.E. 104 (DRE)
2:15 Pretrial Motion – Experts for indigents
2:25Dispositions – Guilty plea, conditional guilty pleas, trial on stipulated facts, full trial
2:45PCR: Formal Requirements, grounds
– No attorney – State v. Laurick
– Illegal Sentence
– No factual basis
– No advice re appeal
– Fraud
3:15PCR: State v. Cassidy
CLE Credits:
NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 6.9 hours of total CLE credit. 
NJ CLE:This program has been approved for 6.9 credits (50 minute hour)
Municipal Court Certification: 6.9 DWI Refusal credits pending
PA CLE: 5.5 substantive credits pending ($24 fee – separate check payable to NJICLE must be submitted at the end of the program)
NY CLE (nt): 6.5 professional practice credits

Door Registration: $265


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