Fundamentals of DUI Investigations: A Primer for Civil and Criminal Practitioners Featuring Master Deputy David D. Kopenhaver Out of Stock
About the Seminar
A client comes to you after being involved in a collision with an impaired driver. This course will teach you the basics of South Carolina's laws applying to impaired driving cases, how law enforcement conducts impaired driving investigations, and how to understand SLED toxicology reports. Why does this information matter to a civil practitioner? Because the more you understand about the DUI investigative process, laws, reports and evidence, the better able you will be to effectively advocate for your injured client. This knowledge will lead you to faster and better case resolutions!
Join Dave Kopenhaver, Master Deputy and President of Integrated Impaired Driving Solutions, LLC, for an important and powerful primer on the essential information you need to understand about this complex area.
Legal Definitions and Applicable Statutes
We'll cover commonly used statues like DUI, Felony DUI, DUAC, and Reckless Driving
We'll discuss how law enforcement officers conduct DUI investigations starting with roadside interviewing, standardized field sobriety tests, non-standardized field sobriety tests, what are Drug Recognition Experts and what do they do
In this block we'll talk about legal blood vs medical blood, whole blood vs plasma, and how to understand a SLED toxicology report
About the Speaker
Master Deputy David D. Kopenhaver, Richland County Sheriff's Department - Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. Master Deputy David D. Kopenhaver is employed by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. A 23 year veteran, he is currently assigned to the Traffic Safety Unit. Master Deputy Kopenhaver has trained officers across South Carolina in impaired driving enforcement, breath testing, speed enforcement and collision investigation and reconstruction. Prior to joining the Richland County Sheriff's Department, he taught at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for over six years, he served for two years with the Bluffton Police Department, four years with the Ridgeland Police Department, and he served for over six years with the Walterboro Police Department.
Master Deputy Kopenhaver is a frequent guest speaker/instructor for the Office of Highway Safety, The South Carolina Prosecution Commission, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and the National Safety Council.
Deputy Kopenhaver was selected as Ridgeland Police Department's Officer if the Year for 2006 and S. Carolina D.P.S. / MADD DUI HERO for 2006. As coordinator for the 14th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, the 14th LEN was awarded "Network of the Year" in 2006. The 14th Circuit Law enforcement Network is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement network designed to reduce traffic collisions, injuries, and deaths through education and enforcement.
In June 2010, Deputy Kopenhaver was selected as the vice chairman of the enforcement/prosecution/adjudication sub-committee for the Impaired Driving Prevention Council.
In November 2011, Deputy Kopenhaver received the "Take Charge" award from the South Carolina National Safety Council as instructor of the year for the Alive at 25 program.
In May 2013, Deputy. Kopenhaver applied for was selected, and successfully completed the Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway Safety. The Borkenstein Course is a highly advanced course dealing with the physiology and pharmacology of alcohol. Master Deputy Kopenhaver was one of 14 law enforcement officers selected from across the country.
In May 2018, Master Deputy Kopenhaver was recognized as Traffic Safety Officer of the Year from the American Legion Post #193 and for the State of South Carolina. Master Deputy Kopenhaver was named "Deputy of the Quarter" for the Community Services/Youth Services Division second quarter. In October 2019, he received the Sheriff's Medal of Valor and in December 2019 he was awarded the Deputy of the Year for the Community Services/Youth Services Division
Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours
This seminar qualifies for 3.18 MCLE credit hours. Also qualifies for 3.18 Civ./Crim. credit hours for Magistrates and Municipal Judges.
This is a Basic to Intermediate Level Program.
Note: When submitting your compliance reports to the SC Commission on CLE and Specialization, if you completed this in 2021, please use this course code: 215554ADO.