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 specialized exclusively in 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.
His advanced knowledge of science has proven very helpful in defending breath test and blood test cases as he understands the science the State experts discuss during trials and can make it understandable for a jury.
He is a Founding Member of the National College of DUI Defense. This college is dedicated to providing the most advanced teachings on the subject of defending DWI cases and is attended by attorneys from across the United States.
Chris Hoover has also been featured in many seminars across the United States that discuss the defense of DWI cases. He has gained a National Reputation as one of the best DWI attorneys in the State of Texas.
Most of his clients are referred by attorneys from across the United States and Texas as well as satisfied clients. He has a reputation as a thorough, educated and caring attorney. In dealing with cases involving addiction and dependency issues, he is also quite well known throughout the rehabilitation industry and often receives referrals from these agencies.
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 nation=s 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.
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.
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.
This course is specifically tailored to study and understand the chemical testing of blood and urine used in intoxication offenses (DWI, Intoxication Assault & Intoxication Manslaughter, etc.). It includes extensive study of gas chromatography testing procedure and protocol. This type of testing is widely used in most hospitals and criminal laboratories for blood and urine analysis for the presence and concentration of alcohol and other substances in these body fluids. In addition to gas chromatography, testing kits used by police and paramedics in the field were also explained. Enzymatic blood analysis is another type of blood analysis that is encountered in laboratory testing and covered with this instructional certification. All potential problems in the collection, storage and testing procedures for blood and urine are covered for a proper and thorough defense of these issues at trial.
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If Chris takes your case he will have one goal in mind and that goal will be to win. Chris is a hero of DUI defense — and truly one of the most talented trial lawyers in the country. Besides being a marvel in the courtroom, Chris also has a comprehensive knowledge of the law and science involved in defending drinking drivers. He also cares about the people he serves, and his law office has a culture of providing the best possible service to all of his clients. I am confident in saying that you can’t find a better lawyer in the state of Texas to help you with your case.
Patrick Barone DUI & DWI Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1986||05/02/2015|
|Attorney||Christopher N. Hoover||1986 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers||Founding Member, Past President||1991 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member, Past Board of Directors||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1986 - Present|
|Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member, Past Board of Directors||1986 - Present|
|Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor||1999|
|Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Handling the Intoxilyzer Supervisor in a DWI Case||1999|
|North Texas Relocation Journal, Tarrant County||Spotlight on Chris Hoover||1999|
|North Texas Relocation Journal||Spotlight on Chris Hoover||1998|
|Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Constitutional Implications of DWI||1998|
|Texas Lawyer||A Scapegoat in Wolf's Clothing, Root out Jurors' Attitudes on DWI Laws||1997|
|National Law Journal||Constitutional Implications of DWI||1997|
|Texas Commercial Recorder||Attorney Christopher N. Hoover's top ten list on how to avoid DWI and have a safe holiday||1996|
|University of Mississippi School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Mississippi||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1981|
|State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, San Antonio, Texas||Relevant Issues in 2004 DWI Law, Enhancements & Surcharges,||2004|
|State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar||DWI Statutes You Should Know||2003|
|Continuing Defense Lawyers Project||DWI Trial Evidence||2003|
|American Legal Education||Mastering Scientific Evidence; Presentation of a Trial Before the Court||2002|
|Winter President's Retreat||Top Ten ALR Defenses & the Effect of Prior Alcohol Related Arrests on Occupational Drivers Licenses||2001|
|DWI 2001||Cross Examination of the Technical Witness at ALR & Trial||2001|
|What Civil Attorneys Should Know about DWI||What Civil Attorneys Should Know about DWI||2000|
|Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute||ADWI 2000||2000|
|Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar||Cross Examination of the Intoxilyzer Supervisor in a DWI Case||2000|
|ADWI 2000||Lectures: Effective Client Interviews & The Importance of Effective DWI Representation||2000|
|Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor of the Intoxilyzer 5000||Cross Examination of the Technical Supervisor of the Intoxilyzer 5000||1999|
|Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar||Handling the Intoxilyzer Supervisor||1999|
|Winter DWI Specialty Program||DWI||1998|
|First Annual DWI Seminar||DWI||1998|