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Lawrence Taylor is the author of the most authoritative and critically acclaimed textbooks in the field. His classic Drunk Driving Defense is now in its 7th edition after 26 years as the leading work on drunk driving litigation. Its popularity led to the publication in 1988 of a California version of the book, California Drunk Driving Defense. Both volumes are supplemented annually to keep DUI lawyers up-to-date with the latest in DUI law, blood-alcohol science, police evidence and trial tactics and techniques.

Hear what people are saying about "Drunk Driving Defense" & "California Drunk Driving Defense" By Lawrence Taylor below.

  • Drunk Driving Defense, 8th Edition By Lawrence Taylor

    Drunk Driving Defense By Lawrence Taylor

    The latest edition of this standard and expert text on DUI law is an important reference for those legal professionals who are engaged in defending DUI cases. The complexity of today’s DUI / DWI law is explained in this new 1241 page comprehensive guide, which provides you with a thorough analysis of law, procedures, science and litigation skills — including checklists, forms, sample pretrial motions and illustrative cross-examinations. These are the techniques and methods by which Mr. Taylor earned his reputation as The Dean of DUI.

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    For telephone orders, call the publisher directly at: 800.638.8437 or 800.234.1660

  • California Drunk Driving Defense, 4th Edition By Lawrence Taylor


    The latest version of this standard text for the California DUI practitioner is an important reference for those legal professionials who are engaged in representing clients charged with drunk driving. The increasing complexity of today’s DUI case is explained in this comprehensive 1168 page guide, which provides you with a thorough analysis of California and federal case law and legislation, scientific evidence, police procedures, pre-trial practice, trial tactics and examination techniques and license suspension proceedings.

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    For telephone orders, call the publisher directly: 800.328.4880 or 800.344.5009

DUI Textbook Critical Reviews

  • "A thorough and well-organized treatise…a valuable resource for the prosecution as well as the defense"
    Prosecutor’s Brief (California District Attorney’s Association)
  • "Primarily geared toward defense counsel, but is equally useful to prosecutors"
    Criminal Justice Policy Review
  • "A readable and concise practical guide"
    The Defender
  • "Well written, clear, concise and understandable"
    Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • "Taylor is one of the best there is on the tactics of DUI practice and the book is full of methods that can work for you."
    California DUI Report
  • "Taylor’s patented approach to crossing the cop in a drunk driving case has been termed creating ‘the Wedge’ and can be regarded as so fundamental that newer drunk driving defense practitioners may not be aware that Taylor was its originat"
    The Champion (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • "A readable and concise practical guide"
    The Defender
  • "Taylor…gives the reader practical information by supplying checklists, motions, forms and examples of witness examinations. These materials are invaluable…Taylor has done a splendid job. The book is mandatory reading…"
    North Dakota Law Review
  • "An objective, practical, highly readable and thoroughly comprehensive text…. While written plainly enough to be understood by a novice, the book contains technical information that even the most experienced drunk driving defense lawyer will find use"
    The Champion (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)

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