Stephen P. Shepard, Esq. recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on attacking DUI reports and videos in DUI cases. To effectively attack DUI reports and videos, it is critical to know and use the officer’s NHTSA Manuals against him. Even the most experienced officers miss important steps and make mistakes in DUI investigations, which can result in people being wrongfully arrested for DUI. Some key areas to focus attention on are: discrepancies between the police report and the video, officers who ignore/downplay/neglect injuries and medical conditions, the officer’s instructions and demonstrations of the field sobriety tests, an officer’s use of trick questions, improper classification of clues, copy and pasting errors, misused keywords, and poor quality reports when a video is present. This training was provided by Peter Krantz, a former law enforcement officer who was a Drug Recognition Expert and a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor. Peter has transitioned out of law enforcement and is now in law school to become an attorney who will defend people who are arrested for DUI.
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.
Stephen P. Shepard is a Maryland criminal defense attorney and the owner of the Law Office of Stephen P. Shepard, LLC. He has extensive experience in handling criminal, DUI/DWI, serious traffic, and violation of probation cases. Additionally, he has zealously represented clients at bail review hearings, modification of sentence hearings, and various other legal proceedings. Before founding his own law office, he served as a full-time volunteer attorney for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. As a volunteer attorney, he personally handled hundreds of cases in the District Court Division of the Howard County office, and later, the Baltimore County office.
Prior to becoming an attorney in Maryland, Stephen volunteered during his summers in law school as a full-time law clerk for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. During his last summer, he served as the law clerk for the District Public Defender for Howard County.
Stephen is presently a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Association for Justice,Maryland State Bar Association, Maryland Association for Justice, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association, and the Baltimore County Bar Association.
Stephen graduated and received his Juris Doctor degree with honors
(magna cum laude) from the Appalachian School of Law. While in law school, he served as an Associate Editor, and later, as the Articles Editor on the Executive Editorial Board for the Appalachian Journal of Law. His article, “Negligent Hiring Liability: A Look at How it Affects Employers and the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders,” was published in the Spring 2011 edition of the Appalachian Journal of Law. He was on the Dean’s List for every eligible semester and received the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” award.
Prior to law school, Stephen graduated and received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors (summa cum laude) in criminology with a minor in philosophy from Cabrini College. As an undergraduate, he served as the President of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Kappa Sigma Chapter) and the Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy (Beta Chapter). For nearly a year, he interned part-time at the Montgomery County Office of the District Attorney in the Major Crimes Unit. He was also an active student participant in the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program.
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Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA). The information contained throughout the AAPDA website is educational and is intended only for informational and educational purposes. Information on the AAPDA website is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), it is not intended to be legal advice, and it should not be used as legal advice. Rather, all information found on the AAPDA website is for general educational and informational purposes only. 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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