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Over the past weekend, The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. hosted a DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test Student Certification Course. The three-day course was held at the Hyatt Place Worthington in Columbus, September 19- 21. We are proud to announce that Attorneys Richard Piatt and Joseph Hada successfully completed this invaluable NHTSA and IACP approved course. 

Attorney Jon Saia, who is known for providing aggressive OVI defense throughout Ohio, co-instructed the course with Robert F. LaPier, the premier instructor in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. All attorneys who completed the course received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s latest manual (2013 edition). Additionally, attendees who successfully completed the course could receive 19.75 CLE hours.

Attendees were trained on the steps taken by officers when determining whether a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as well as how to properly conduct standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs). The course provided both classroom instruction and hands-on training, and attendees practiced performing SFSTs on test subjects who were voluntarily “dosed”.

OVI defense is unique from other areas of criminal law, as drunk driving cases require attorneys to have extensive knowledge of how to challenge evidence and the tactics used by law enforcement officers. At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. we believe that in order to provide clients with the outstanding representation they deserve, it is important to continue our legal training and stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in OVI defense.

We are well-versed in the proper administration of field sobriety tests and are educated on the scientific methods used to collect, test, and store chemical test evidence. Attorney Saia is an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, and several of our lawyers are certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the administration of field sobriety testing.

Our firm is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in OVI defense and furthering our training and education so that we can provide clients with the best possible legal advocacy. If you would like to learn how The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can aggressively challenge your drunk driving charges, call (614) 444-3036 to schedule a free initial consultation with our team!