NCDD BLOG

Can you get a DUI on a Bird or Lime Scooter?

Now that motorized scooters are popping up all over the United States, the question becomes whether you can get a DUI on one?  The short answer is…. depends on where you live.  Los Angeles authorities have already obtained a DUI conviction for a person operating a...

Harsher Penalties for DUIs: How to Travel with a Conviction

Bill C-46 & Its Significant Impact on Canadian Admissibility Bill C-46 amends the Canadian Criminal Code to create harsher consequences for impaired driving as well as new offences for driving after consuming drugs, particularly marijuana. Approved on June...

A Practitioner’s Guide to Attacking A DWI In North Carolina

The valuable information provided by NCDD has helped me strive to improve my knowledge of how DWI investigations are performed (or, more appropriately, how they should be performed), the laws surrounding DWI investigations, using and challenging experts in DWI cases, issues related to chemical testing, and much more.

Self Driving Cars. You Might Want to Give it Some Thought

OK, anyone that does what we do for a living has heard it, “What are you going to do when they introduce self driving cars?” Well, up to this point I’ve generally made some ridiculous comment about retiring, but early last month – as I was taking a...

Specialization Ain’t Just for Doctors Anymore

Along with my friend from Arizona, Jonathan Goebel, I am one of the two newest Board-Certified DUI Specialists in the country. Why should you consider taking my spot and being the newest yourself? You shouldn’t! Unless, of course, you care about obtaining the upmost...

Eyes on the Road: Automatic License Plate Readers

An automated license plate reader, or ALPR, is a computer-controlled, high-speed camera system. They are generally mounted on police cars or fixed objects such as light poles. The ALPR system was developed for automated toll collection on toll roads.  An ALPR camera...

Board Certification. What You Need to Think About

Steve Oberman was one of the forefathers of our NCDD Board Certification Process and remains integral to its yearly success.  Never shy to comment, here’s what Steve Oberman wants YOU to think about: “You Should NOT Become Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist...

Why I Became Board Certified by Don Ramsell

Donald Ramsell is one of the most vocal and well known of our Board Certified members.  As a Regent for the NCDD, he knew that the Certification Exam would be tough, but he had no doubts he could pass it!  Have you mastered the subject?  If so and are thinking about...

Why Board Certification is Worth Pursuing

Professional certification has been recognized for some time in a number of professions, especially in the medical field. Traditionally, a person is certified as being competent to perform specialized services or tasks. This designation is usually conferred upon an...

Yes Board Certification is Right for You

I image that not everyone believes that Board Certification is right for them or may be concerned with whether it would be recognized in their home state.  NCDD asked Board Certified Attorney Bruce Edge, what he thought about this. Here’s what he had to say: “The...

Why I Became Board Certified

I became board certified to prove to myself, to the profession, and to the public that I was an elite lawyer. In an era of hype and phony pay-for-play credentials, the NCDD board certification program stands alone as test as test of DUI defense knowledge, and...

Why Board Certification is Right For You

A couple of weeks ago, Regent Paul Burglin gave an excellent presentation for the California DUI Lawyers Association at their annual DUI Seminar in San Francisco and his Board Certification clearly was a factor in having him be the first speaker.  Paul’s humor,...

Studying for Board Certification

One of the very best experiences in preparing for Board Certification was that I talked myself through the fundamentals of being a successful DUI specialist: Knowledge, Preparation, Training and Talent. Reviewing the knowledge that I gained by being in court every...

Why Everyone Should Apply for NCDD Board Certification

NCDD Members:   Summer Session 2017 was a wonderful time of learning from some of the best in our business as well as finding and fostering new friendships.  For those of you who missed it, we are pleased to announce that two of our esteemed members, John Goebel from...

What It Means to Be Board Certified

Board Certification as a DUI Defense Specialist through the National College of DUI Defense is the most meaningful and significant professional development in my DUI Defense Practice.  I am one of only two (2) lawyers practicing in New Hampshire with the designation...

NCDD Board Certification for You

In 2001 when I applied for Board Certification, the designation was in its infancy. I have since been recertified twice. Preparation, then and now, really consists of being a solid DUI defense lawyer and brushing up on some statistics. You cannot, and should not, cram...

3 Tips For Preparing To Take The Board Certification Exam

If you are considering taking the Board Certification examination, congratulations! You are taking a huge step forward in the quality of representation that you provide to your clients. You are making a huge investment in what type of lawyer you want to be. That is a...

Board Certification: Its About a Lot More than You.

When I originally took the Board Certification Test for DUI Defense it was solely about me.  In fact, when I took it, the Florida Bar rules prohibited me from telling people I was Board Certified, however, I thought I was one of the better DUI attorneys in my area,...