Challenging the Reliability of Drug Recognition Experts
The reliability of DRE’s has been as widely criticized and has been challenged by defense attorneys in many states. For example, one of the things that DRE’s look for is dilated pupils. There are numerous medical reasons why one’s pupils may become dilated which include sexual arousal, excitement, and performing complex cognitive tasks. Ironically, most people who get pulled over even for a simple traffic ticket experience a bit of fight or flight response to flashing blue lights. Just the sheer fact of being pulled over can cause enough excitement, and consequently the release of enough adrenaline, to cause your pupils to become dilated. No matter what the circumstances may be, our DUI attorneys are prepared to challenge any opinion presented against our clients by any “Drug Recognition Expert” including using our own experts in various fields of medicine to challenge the reliability of the DRE’s training, testing, and opinion.