John Leonard offers training class to fellow attorneys.
In April 2018 during a 3-hour presentation, John G. Leonard taught 30+ attorneys in the area the different aspects in defending a DWI case. John stressed the importance of the field sobriety tests, understanding the breath test machines, obtaining discovery, filing motions and having hearings.
CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) and DWI.
Under the current law, if you plead guilty or are found guilty of any DWI section, your CDL license will be revoked for 1 year even on a DWAI.
Individuals must apply to DMV after the 1-year revocation. You DO NOT have to be using your CDL to have it revoked which most people believe. You can be in your own personal vehicle a...
Portable Breath Test (PBT) What if I refuse?
The Portable Breath Test or PBT is a machine that is used in the field to test for the presence of alcohol.
Simply put, if the cop can smell the odor of a consumed alcohol beverage, the machine will register a positive reading on the PBT. This machine is also called the ALCOSENSOR. The statute calls it a breath screen test. ...
Should I blow or Refuse?
Prior to the change in the laws in 2007, I always said don’t blow. Now, most of the time I would say blow but it is case/fact specific. As an example, if you are involved in a personal injury accident or death case refuse everything. The police will apply for a warrant to get your blood so it will not matter. If y...
Am I eligible for a conditional license?
There are many factors which determine if you are eligible.
I have made a worksheet for my clients so they can determine if they are eligible. The most common reasons why you would not be eligible are: 1) You have a prior DWI, DWAI, DWAI-Drugs or another 1192 violation within 5 years. 2) Y...