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What is a DRE?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is a DRE?

A DRE stands for a drug recognition expert, it's essentially an officer that has had some type of extending training in identifying a person under the influence of a controlled substance or drugs. Now most of the times, officers are not DRE's and therefore when they give you the HGN test or the horizontal gaze nystagmus test it's not admissible in the court. However courts have ruled that if that officer is a DRE that the horizontal gaze nystagmus test is admissible.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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