Christopher N. Hoover, Attorney
Chris Hoover has been an attorney since 1986. He has always operated his own law office defending criminal cases. He began by accepting court appointments until he built his practice. For the past 15 years, Mr. Hoover has focused exclusively on DWI defense, making him one of the most experienced and respected DWI trial lawyers in the country.
The son of a well-respected physician in Dallas, Chris Hoover studied biology and chemistry during his first years of college. In 1992 he became interested in the science behind breath testing and took advanced DWI courses across the United States to learn more about breath testing and defending DWI cases.
National College of DUI Defense, Advanced DWI Training & Education; 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999; Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
This is the most advanced DWI practice course offered to attorneys. It consists of a given factual scenario and each attorney is required to prepare the case for trial. Upon arrival, lectures are given on each area of trial preparation and presentation by the nations leading DWI defense attorneys. The class is then broken into smaller groups in which each student demonstrates his ability and understanding of the lecture topic. After each demonstration, the student is critiqued by a three member panel again composed of the best DWI defense attorneys in the United States. In addition to the legal training, extensive training is given in the areas of science involved with professional DWI defense. Attendees work closely in groups with scientists who explain the most advanced developments in chemical breath testing using the same scientific instruments employed in their home jurisdictions.
Certified Field Sobriety Instructor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
This course is based upon the scientific study conducted by the Southern California Research Institute for DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Exercises. It includes instruction on administration, procedure and evaluation of data collected for the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, One Leg Stand and Walk & Turn tests used by police officers across the United States in identifying potentially intoxicated drivers during traffic detentions. Mr. Hoover is a certified instructor in this course of study.
Certified Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator, American Legal Education
The Intoxilyzer 5000 is the breath test machine used throughout Texas to test possibly intoxicated persons who have been arrested for DWI and DUI under the current implied consent law. This machine is manufactured by CMI, Incorporated and is the predominant machine in the United States for breath testing by law enforcement personnel. This certification exceeds standards set by the Texas Alcohol Breath Testing Program for Breath Test Operators. In addition to learning how to conduct a valid breath test, this course also teaches the scientific aspects of breath alcohol testing, infrared photo-spectroscopy, the internal workings of the Intoxilyzer 5000, and calibration of the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test machine.
Certified Blood & Urine Alcohol Testing, American Legal Education
Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor, VOICE for Defense, March 1999
Handling the Intoxilyzer Supervisor in a DWI Case, VOICE for the Defense, March 1999
Spotlight on Chris Hoover@, North Texas Relocation Journal, Tarrant County, Spring Summer 1999
Spotlight on Chris Hoover@, North Texas Relocation Journal, Collin County, Spring Summer 1998
Constitutional Implications of DWI@, Voice for the Defense, June 1997
A Constitutional Implications of DWI@, National Law Journal, April 28, 1997 ADWI: A Scapegoat in Wolf's Clothing, Root out Jurors' Attitudes on DWI Laws@ The Texas Lawyer, February 17, 1997
Attorney Christopher N. Hoover's top ten list on how to avoid DWI and have a safe holiday@ Fort Worth, Texas Commercial Recorder, December 31, 1996
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