DUI- No Refusal Search Warrant-CANCELED

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Dixon Police Department
220 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL
Instructor: Jennifer Cifaldi, Attorney, Illinois Traffic Safety
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This class has been canceled / check the fall schedule for a new date

Class Starts at 9:00 am                                      Officers need to bring a laptop and sample report-see below

This program was developed with the intent of removing the most dangerous people from the roadway, the impaired drivers, with a particular focus on repeat offenders. Through this presentation, prosecutors and law enforcement officers will be provided with a comprehensive guide for implementing their own No Refusal Search Warrant program.

Every year impaired drivers cause thousands of traffic deaths and injuries. Prosecutors and law enforcement officers should realize that we hold the key to winning many of our DUI cases with a very simple tool. That tool is the DUI search warrant.

For the officers, this class will instruct you on how to seek and successfully obtain a DUI search warrant in Refusal cases. You will be given sample complaints and search warrants for DUI alcohol and DUI drug cases. You will be instructed on options available should the offender persist in refusing even after a search warrant is obtained.

This class consists of classroom instruction and the facilitation of discussion amongst participants on how to design a no-refusal program that fits particular jurisdictions. Additionally, participants will be provided current case law relevant to the search warrant process.

By the end of this course, students will be able to do the following:

• Understand the history and success of the Adams County DUI Search Warrant program

• Know how to implement a No-Refusal program in your jurisdiction

• Know the mechanics of obtaining a DUI search warrant both manually and electronically

• Be conversant in the relevant case law on DUI search warrants

• Understand the options when the DUI offender persists in a refusal after a search warrant was obtained

Officers will need to bring a laptop as well as one of their own prior DUI police reports.  They will do a practical exercise in the class and walk out with their first completed search warrant/application on their computer.  If the officer is not able to bring a laptop to the course, bring the copy of the police report of a recent DUI arrest and the officer will have to have hand write some.  



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Instructor BIO

Jennifer Cifaldi is the Illinois Traffic Safety Prosecutor.  She was an Assistant State’s Attorney for 20 years in Adams County, Illinois and has been prosecuting DUI’s within her county for over 15 years.  In 2007, Jennifer implemented a DUI search warrant program within Adams County and has seen nothing but success from it.  She has previously worked with the Dept. of Transportation to share this program with other counties throughout the State and has presented nationally on this program.  In July of 2016, Jennifer was presented with an award for the National Prosecutor of the Year due to her development of her “No Refusal Search Warrant Program” and her willingness to share it with other prosecutors and law enforcement agencies.