Moore Law host and TV journalist Deb Haas was in Hawaii for Labor Day, but attorney co-host Don Moore was joined by his son, Cincinnati personal injury attorney Dan Moore, and Cincinnati criminal defense attorney Steven R. Adams from the Law Office of Steven R. Adams to answer viewer questions about “DUI.” After Steve explained how psychomotor tests are standardized field sobriety tests that determine whether an individual can divide attention between physical tasks and mental tasks, Don asked about the finger-to-nose tests frequently used by many police officers.
“I want the viewers to keep in mind that that is a scientifically non-standardized test,” Steve said. “There has been no evidence ever to indicate that … failing that test is going to cause someone to be impaired by alcohol. That’s just something that police do, but there is no scientific reliability behind that test and being impaired by alcohol.”
Questions from Moore Law viewers included Laura in White Oak describing a fatal accident caused by a drunk driver involving her aunt’s daughter, Connie in Florence discussing how her son had been arrested for boating under the influence, Michael in Cincinnati asking why a DUI cannot be expunged after two decades have passed since the arrest, Antoinette in Mount Airy wondering how a possible case for her mother would be affected after an uninsured drunk driver purchased insurance the next day, Judy in Bethel talking about her grandchildren’s cars being searched by police for alcohol and drugs without probable cause and Sam in Ohio asking why the maximum sentence for causing a fatal DUI accident in the Buckeye State was only eight years.
You can watch the whole “DUI” show in the videos above. Next Monday, Deb and Don will welcome Cincinnati estate planning lawyer Thomas L. Cuni from the firm of Cuni, Ferguson & LeVay Co., LPA, to talk about “Business and Estate Planning.” That show will air live on Monday, September 10, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. on WXIX-TV, FOX19.