DEFENDING A “DUI” OR TRAFFIC RELATED ARREST
…A Practical Aspects Workshop From an Ex-Cop’s Perspective
What Makes This Seminar Unique?
Seminar Leader John Gormley served as a police officer for 20 years on the state and local level and as a police trainer for 15 of those years. He was a member of a criminal defense team for 10 years. John’s current practice is providing continuing legal education seminars for lawyers. His seminars are accredited for continuing legal education in more than 20 states by the State Bar or Supreme Court of the state where they are presented. John has presented over 1,000 seminars to criminal defense lawyers around the country.
John’s presentations have been described by the attendees as“dynamic”,”interesting”,”fact-filled”, “informative and useful” and particularly unique given his “ex-cop’s perspective & a lawyers mindset”!
What Will The Attendee Learn?
Defending any case that begins with a traffic stop demands that the lawyer has a working knowledge of the traffic laws, police procedure and basic forensic principles. The state has gone to great lengths to make the “drinking – driver” and other traffic related cases a “slam-dunk” for the prosecution. At this workshop you will learn to attack the state’s case from the moment the blue lights came on through the closing statement….using questions that make you look like the “expert” and making the police officer the best witness for the defense.
This seminar is designed to assist defense lawyers at all skill levels….from the lawyer handling a traffic case for the first time to the experienced practitioner staying on the “cutting edge” of the law and practice techniques….from a practical perspective!
Our 6 CLE Hour Workshops Include:
Ethics & Professionalism : (1.0 CLE hour)
Criminal Cases are “Different”… Really Different!
Vehicle & “Consent” Searches
Of Course You Can Look in My Trunk”…. My ‘Stash’ is in there!
Discovery Matters…They Really Do “Matter”!
Using Motions & S.T.D.s Effectively
Traffic Stops & the Fourth Amendment
Stop the Case at The Traffic Stop
The A B C’s of DUI
The difference between the FACTS & the REPORT
Developing a “Theme & Theory” of the Defense Case
The ‘Story’ You Tell Must Lead the Jury to “Not Guilty”
Questions Designed to Win Your Case
Trials : Bench or Jury?
Sign-in 08:00 – 08:30 : All Locations
2017 Dates & Locations
Birmingham, AL : March 23rd, 2017
Hampton Inn : Mountain Brook
2731 US Highway 280, South
I-459 @ Exit 19
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