Book - Law Professional’s Guide to Investigating Impaired Driving, 4th Edition
Law Professional’s Guide to Investigating Impaired Driving, 4th Edition Edited by Bryce Pashovitz; 2019, 369 pages ISBN: 978-0-9867330-3-1
The fourth edition ofInvestigating Impaired Driving isa real-world practical guide to investigating and prosecuting impaired driving. With the assistance of frontline prosecutors and veteran police officers, the author unpacks a very complex area of the law, taking the reader step-by-step through the investigation and successful presentation of evidence in court.
Blue Lineactually first reviewed this book in 2011 and said then that the book belonged in the toolkit of everyone serious about the successful investigation and prosecution of impaired driving. Almost a decade and four editions later, the book has become — as predicted — and remains the go-to guide for police and prosecutors across the country. It is comprehensive, well organized and easy to use. Written in plain English, it gives quick answers to frequently asked questions in a no-nonsense style.
The author analyzes the new Criminal Code provisions, providing strategies and practical as well as tactical advice on conducting successful investigations. The book is replete with case law and real-life examples.
The 30 chapters are broken down into small chunks, which means you can either read it cover to cover or skip right to the bits you need. It answers questions like: Can I ask the driver to blow in my face? How do I know if I have sufficient grounds? How long do I have to wait for counsel to call back?