Richard L. Brooks recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to fight Marijuana (Cannabis) DUI Cases. It is critical for attorneys to understand the general and clinical indicators that law enforcement officers are trained to look for in marijuana cases and to know the alternative causes for these indicators. Importantly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that marijuana impairment can rapidly diminish between 1 and 2 1/2 hours, that some metabolites are non-impairing, and that concentrations of metabolites found in a person’s system cannot be tied to impairment. In fighting and winning marijuana DUI cases, it is important to know that the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are not effective in detecting marijuana impairment. This training was provided by Trey Tull, a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys and he is based out of West Monroe, Louisiana.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
CAREER SUMMARY OF RICHARD L. BROOKS
Richard L. Brooks has had an extensive background since 1974 as a trial and appellate attorney in state and federal courts; a Judge Pro Tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals; an attorney member of disciplinary hearing panels by appointment by the Arizona Supreme Court; a law professor; a lecturer on legal subjects; an officer, director and General Counsel of a media and entertainment corporation; and former member of the Army National Guard as well as the Judge Advocate General Corps. of the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Brooks graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1970) and from the Villanova University School of Law (Villanova, Pennsylvania, in 1974), where he served as Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review. While still a law student, he also served as law clerk to a U.S. Magistrate (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), summer law clerk to an Undersecretary of the U.S. Transportation Department (Washington, D.C.), and summer law clerk to the Solicitor of the National Labor Relations Board (Washington, D.C.).
Mr. Brooks served in the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1970-1976, respectively, when he was honorably discharged from the Judge Advocate General Corps. He is admitted to and an active member of the State Bar Arizona, the U.S. Supreme Court, most U.S. Courts of Appeals, and numerous U.S. District Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and the U.S. Immigration Court. He also has served as a Judge Pro Tem of the Arizona Court of Appeals (by appointment of the Arizona Supreme Court), an Attorney Member of Disciplinary Hearing Panels of the Arizona Supreme Court (by consecutive appointments by the Arizona Supreme Court), a member of the Phoenix Employment Relations Board, and an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at a Phoenix area law school. He also has served as Board Member, Officer and General Counsel of a media and entertainment corporation, responsible for all transactional and corporate governance matters as well as the supervision of outside legal counsel
After graduating from Law School in 1974, Mr. Brooks became an investigator and trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in the Eastern District of New York, and
was subsequently promoted to the Board’s elite Appellate Court Branch in Washington, D.C. where he served as both trial counsel and appellate court counsel before U.S. trial and appellate courts around the country. He subsequently served as law clerk to a U.S. District Judge, in Houston, Texas, and an associate and partner in distinguished corporate law firms where he litigated, in both trials and appeals in state and federal courts, complex civil cases involving virtually every aspect of procedural and substantive state and federal law, including, in particular, complex business torts involving punitive damages claims.
In addition, for the past several years Mr. Brooks’ practice has also involved the representation of defendants facing criminal charges including drug or alcohol related DUI/DWI charges. For several years, Mr. Brooks’ has also defended clients charged with racketeering, conspiracy, possession/use and/or sale of deadly weapons, armed or other forms of robbery, possession/use and/or sale of dangerous drugs, assault, battery,
kidnapping, fraud, burglary, auto and/or other forms of theft, transportation and/or sale of stolen property, membership in street gangs, extortion, and attempted murder, as well as criminal matters involving extradition, probation violations, bail bond forfeitures, and civil forfeitures of property and funds of persons accused, but not convicted, of crimes. In many of the criminal cases he has handled, Mr. Brooks has been successful in securing the participation of expert witnesses including psychiatrists and neuropsychologists to provide credible opinions supporting reduced sentences or deviation in lieu of jail time or prison time.
Mr. Brooks has also participated in sensitive civil matters in which evidence resulting in ethical, civil rights-related, or criminal investigations or prosecutions has been discovered, as well as matters relating to corporate governance or suspected white collar criminal activity, including matters involving anticipated or actual internal corporate investigations. He also serves as a consultant in matters concerning the conduct of attorneys under the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.
Mr. Brooks also considers it a privilege and responsibility to contribute to public endeavors, and has devoted substantial amounts of time to serving the public in a variety of capacities. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Brooks has been a member of boards of directors of many charitable and civic philanthropic organizations including The Greater Phoenix Urban League (serving as both a Board member and its General Counsel over several years), and the Arizona Literacy and Learning Center (providing assistance to children and youth with literacy/dyslexia and other language-based disabilities). He has long been Mason as well a member of the Shriners, assisting in its objective of operating hospitals and providing free medical care for children in Arizona and other states. Mr. Brooks also has served as Counsel to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Arizona. He also provides pro bono legal services in both civil and criminal matters to families and individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford the services of an attorney with his professional background and experience. Mr. Brooks is also a Member (Master of the Bench) of the Horace Rumpole American Inn of Court, a society of judges and attorneys dedicated to promoting excellence in legal advocacy.
To learn more about Richard L. Brooks, please visit https://aapda.org/directory/name/richard-brooks/
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Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
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