Prosecuting DUI Cases

This online training course, developed by national experts in cooperation with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, the National District Attorneys Association’s National Traffic Law Center, and the National Center for State Courts, is for practicing and new prosecutors. This free training course is designed to equip practicing and new prosecutors with the knowledge, information, and confidence necessary to effectively prosecute DUI cases. The course walks the learner through a first-person simulation of preparing for the prosecution of a fictional DUI case. The training uses a compelling storyline, interactive exercises, document mock-ups, and avatar voiceovers to bring the course content to life.

Completion of all slides of the content module, along with successfully passing a knowledge assessment quiz, and filling out a course evaluation survey earns the learner a certificate of completion. This training is self-paced, allowing the learner to move at their own pace to complete the content module in one sitting or via multiple sessions. Estimated time for course completion: approx. 1.5 - 2 hours

NOTE: Consult the FAQ page for helpful instructions prior to starting this course.

Course module topics include:
  • Importance of DUI prosecution
  • Preliminary case review and evaluation
  • Trial preparation
  • Alcohol toxicology 101
  • Common defenses and trial tactics

Additional Questions
For questions related to course content and certification, please contact Joanne E. Thomka, Director, National Traffic Law Center, at jthomka@ndaajustice.org.
  • Course Module
  • Quiz
  • Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever