Harrisburg based Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer, Justin J McShane, Esquire on January 8, 2009, became Pennsylvania’s first and consequently only certified attorney in “Field Sobriety Assessment” or (FSA).
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 approved 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.
The course is sixteen (16) hours of study with proficiency based testing at ten (10) different parts. There are over two hundred (200) questions in this multi-part course. It is listed as sixteen (16) hours of training.
-Justin J. McShane, Esquire, Pennsylvania DUI Attorney
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