On February 19, 2010, Attorney Tim Barrouk became one of the first lawyers in Pennsylvania to be certified in Field Sobriety Assessment or (FSA). Attorney Barrouk is one of the finest DUI attorneys, not only in the Harrisburg area, but in the entire state of Pennsylvania and we are proud to have him as a member of our team at The McShane Firm.
From, the the FSA website
FSA promotes objective, science-based behavioral assessment of intoxication, including the use of field sobriety testing. It provides training and certification to professionals involved in DWI / DUI enforcement. FSA recognizes the serious problem of intoxicated drivers, as well as the large financial and personal costs that can accrue from an incorrect arrest.
The FSA is comprised of credentialed scientific board of:
- Steve Rubenzer, Ph.D., ABPP is a Board Certified Forensic Psychologist (American Board of Professional Psychology), serves as a reviewer for three peer-reviewed assessment-related psychology journals, and is Section Editor for Forensic Instruments for the Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology. He completed the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Practitioner and Instructor courses and has written extensively about sobriety testing, including the first peer-reviewed critique of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. To better understand the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN), he completed the graduate course on eye movements at the University of Houston College of Optometry and is first author of the most extensive and only peer-reviewed critique of the HGN test. He recently authored a review of the literature on assessing intoxication through behavioral indicators and sobriety tests that is undergoing peer review.
- Joel P. Wiesen, Ph.D., Industrial Psychologist, Director of Applied Personnel Research of Newton, MA, expert in test development and validation. Dr. Wiesen served as an expert witness on the field sobriety tests in the seminal case of US v. Horn, the only federal case to address the SFSTs.
- Scott B. Stevenson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Optometry, University of Houston. Dr. Stevenson teaches the graduate eye movements course at the UH College of Optometry, performs original research on this topic, is a reviewer on current eye movement research for several scientific journals, and is currently conducting research on the HGN sobriety test.
This certification shows that Attorney Barrouk has demonstrated knowledge of the science and forensic use of roadside sobriety testing and evaluation of intoxication far beyond the scope of NHTSA meaning that Attorney Barrouk is certified at a higher level then the vast majority of police officers commissioned to enforce DUI laws. This knowledge and commitment is the key to successfully defending DUI cases and what makes Attorney Barrouk one of the best DUI lawyers you can find in Central Pennsylvania.
-Justin J. McShane, Esquire, Pennsylvania DUI Attorney
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