OVI Attorney Ethics Rule 1.1 – Competence
What is the first ethical rule for a OVI attorney? It iss set forth at the American Bar Association – Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1. This is the rule regarding competence. It states,
“A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”
OVI cases are among the most complex because of the scientific elements of the case. As your attorney, I must be familiar with the statutory and case-made law regarding OVI. In addition I must have a working knowledge of:
- the NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing methods,
- the intricacies of the myriad breath testing instruments,
- chemical testing procedures including gas chromatography and
- how deviation from a standardized norm, be it biological, chemical or environmental can affect a field test or a blood, breath or urine test.
- a breadth of experience pointing him to omissions in the police investigation.
- It is of great importance to understand the unique procedural requirements of a DUI case and the coordination of a cadre of potential expert witnesses. It requires training, experience and sustained study to master.
Frequently, an attorney devotes a major portion of his or her practice to OVI defense. My motto is, “All I do is DUI defense.” I received a great deal of advanced training. I trained in the NHTSA Student Manual, the ARIDE program, the Drug Recognition Expert protocol, and have achieved proficiency as a Forensic Sobriety Assessment professional. In addition, I received certification on the BAC DataMaster and the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machines. I attend OVI specific Continuing Legal Education classes and advanced DUI seminars. While I also teach OVI seminars, I also attend workshops put on by the National College for DUI Defense , the American Association of Premier DUI and the National DUI Lawyers Association. In conclusion, I am committed to OVI defense.
My experience helps me find issues to use in your defense. Therefore, I Do not take your case lightly. Because the charges are so harsh, I work harder to defend your interests. Due to the severity, you should invest in an attorney who has the skill set that can give you a chance to win your OVI case. I work hard because it matters. So, If you need such a OVI attorney, give me a call at (937) 318-1384.