“Pushing Back on SFST Courtroom Challenges”, presented by Jennifer Knudsen and Sgt. Alan Ma
The defense continues their assault and challenges on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs). In this workshop, the presenters will describe many of the current challenges being faced by law enforcement, prosecutors, other traffic safety professionals, and courts throughout the country. Attendees will benefit from understanding the types of challenges and how to better prepare for them.
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Jennifer Knudsen Jennifer Knudsen is Colorado’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor (TSRP) for the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Denver. She then went to the University of Colorado School of Law where she earned a juris doctorate and certificate in taxation.
As TSRP, she produces training for prosecutors, law enforcement, and other prosecutorial partners on traffic safety matters. She is also a member of the Colorado DRE Advisory Committee.
Ms. Knudsen is a co-author of Strategies for Prosecuting DWI Cases, which was published during the summer of 2016 by Aspatore (a division of Thomson Reuters). She received the 2018 Kevin E. Quinlan Award for Excellence in Traffic Safety, the 2021 Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Colorado Department of Transportation Prosecutor of the Year Award, and the 2022 Dr. Robert E. Weltzer Outstanding Dedication to Traffic Safety Award.
Sergeant Alan Ma Sergeant Alan Ma is a police officer with the Denver Police Department Special Operations Division, Traffic Operations Bureau, DUI/DRE Unit. Sergeant Ma is a course manager and train the trainer for Colorado’s Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program, a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Train the Trainer and Instructor, an Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing Intoxilyzer I-9000 Instructor, and a certified level two technical accident reconstructionist. Sergeant Ma has been qualified as an expert witness in the First, Second and Seventeenth Judicial District Courts in Drug Recognition, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, DUI Investigations, and Chinese Language. In addition to his daily duties, Sergeant Ma also serves as a member of the Colorado Drug Recognition Expert Advisory Committee.
Sergeant Ma is a member of the Denver Police Department Honor Guard Team and was the police honor guard commander of the Lakewood Police Department Honor Guard Team. Sergeant Ma is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has assisted various police agencies in the Denver metro area in investigations involving Mandarin Chinese speaking suspects, victims, and witnesses. Sergeant Ma holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at Arlington.