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I Am Joseph P. Vogel, An OWI/DUI/DWI Defense Attorney With Police OWI Training

Police and attorneys need to know about each other’s approaches to criminal matters. Police make arrests; lawyers, in turn, defend people who have been arrested.

To effectively apply the law to situations involving allegedly criminal actions, police officers need to know about the defenses lawyers may use for those who have been arrested. Attorneys, on the other hand, should be ready to interpret and analyze the facts surrounding their clients’ arrests.

Naturally, virtually all OWI/DUI/DWI lawyers learn about what police do during drunk driving arrests. Relatively few, however, actually take the same training that police do as they prepare to stop, test and arrest people suspected of driving while intoxicated.

I, Joseph P. Vogel, am one of those few attorneys who have gone through the same in-depth training that law enforcement agents do in preparation to enforce drunk driving laws. Just as police officers do, I went through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course.

Through this rigorous training, I learned what police officers learn about topics such as:

  • Vehicle in motion: procedures for stopping a motorist suspected of driving impaired
  • Personal contact with a suspected drunk driver
  • Pre-arrest screening of suspects
  • All about standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs), including:
    • Gaze nystagmus
    • Horizontal gaze nystagmus
    • Vertical gaze nystagmus
    • Breath testing
  • Drug evaluation and classification

Contact Me, A Des Moines, Iowa, Attorney With Police OWI Training To Defend You After A Drunk Driving Arrest

As you make the critical decision of which attorney to hire to defend you after an OWI/DUI/DWI arrest, you will do well to consider the thoroughness of his or her hands-on education into the phases of a drunk driving arrest. I welcome the opportunity to explain how my knowledge and training in this area can benefit your defense if I am your attorney after an arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. Call 515-243-1978 or send an email to request a consultation.