Denver DUI attorney Jay Tiftickjian is a contributing author in the new Thompson Reuters West publication, Trends in DUI Discovery, 2012 ed.: Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases (Inside the Minds). The book, available on Amazon and through the West online store, comes available October 1. Mr. Tiftickjian’s chapter, entitled “Preparing for Trial: Getting Organized and Getting Your Client’s Story” focuses on the time and attention that is required to interview the client and prepare for trial when defending a driving under the influence case.
Here is the description of the book from the publisher:
Trends in DUI Discovery, 2012 ed. provides an authoritative, insider’s perspective on the latest issues, developments, and cases involving discovery in driving under the influence cases. Featuring experienced DUI practitioners from across the country, this book guides the reader through the discovery process and the types of evidence you encounter during these cases, including chemical tests, field sobriety tests, officer testimony, and audio and video recordings. With a focus on what to look for when interviewing your client, reviewing the arrest report, and analyzing scientific evidence, these authors reveal how to get the discovery you need to shape your defense strategy. These lawyers also examine the types of experts involved in DUI cases and answer questions such as what makes a good expert, where to find one, how an expert can help a defense, and what to do if a client cannot afford one. Finally, these leaders discuss new technologies on the horizon, strategies for suppressing evidence, and tips for identifying alternative sources of discovery to help a client. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this specialized field.
Inside the Minds provides readers with proven business and legal intelligence from leading C-Level executives and lawyers. Each chapter offers thought leadership and expert analysis on an industry, profession, or topic, providing a future-oriented perspective and proven strategies for success. Each author has been selected based on their experience and C-Level standing within the business and legal communities.
1. Leonard R. Stamm, Goldstein & Stamm PA “Offensive Use of Discovery by the Defense in DUI Cases”
2. Michael Bruckheim, Law Office of Michael Bruckheim LLC “DUI Discovery: Keeping Pace with the Other Side”
3. Michael DelSignore, DelSignore Law “Understand the Prosecutor’s Perspective to Build DUI Defense Strategy”
4. Steven W. Hernandez, The Hernandez Law Firm PC “Discovery Needed to Successfully Challenge a DUI Observation Case”
5. Brad J. Williams, Law Offices of Bennett & Williams “Keeping Up To Date with DUI Enforcement Trends”
6. Joseph Rome, Law Offices of Joseph Rome PS Inc. “Fundamentals of DUI Defense”
7. Jay Tiftickjian, Tiftickjian Law Firm PC “Preparing for Trial: Getting Organized and Getting Your Client’s Story”
8. Matthew J. Olszewski, FL DUI Group “Challenging DUI Charges by Uncovering Bad Evidence”
Appendix A: Motion for Breath Test Discovery
Appendix B: Motion for Blood Test Discovery
Appendix C: Breath Test Follow-Up Letter
Appendix D: DUI Client Intake Form
Appendix E: Letter for Preservation of 911 Tapes
Appendix F: Reciprocal Discovery Letter
Appendix G: Memorandum of Anticipated Testimony
Appendix H: FOIA Request Letter
Appendix I: Cover Letter for FOIA
Appendix J: Motion to Preserve Video and Audio Recordings
Appendix K: Drug Influence Evaluation Checklist
Appendix L: DUI Intake Form