…A Practical Aspects Workshop From an Ex-Cop’s Perspective

What Makes This Seminar Unique?

Seminar Leader John Gormley served as a police officer and trainer for 20 years on the state and local level. After retiring, 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

Criminal Cases are “Different”… Really Different!

People, Places and Things Searches and “getting around” 4th Amendment

“Of Course I ‘consent’ to a Look in My Trunk”…. My ‘Stash’ is in there!

Discovery Matters…They Really Do “Matter”!

Using Motions & S.T.D.s Effectively

Traffic Stops & Defenses

Stop the Case….. at The Traffic Stop

The A B C’s of DUI

How the ‘drinking driver’ becomes a ‘drunk driver’

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?


08:00 At All Locations


North Carolina : 2018


Greensboro: Feb 22 : Marriott Courtyard – 4400 Wendover        (I-40 @ Exit 214B)

Wilmington: Feb 23 : Hampton Inn – 123 Old Eastwood Road


North Carolina Accredited for 6.0 Hours  (1.0 Ethics)

NC Provider I798

$275 Includes State CLE Fee

Call if You would like a session in your area

DUI Bootcamp