…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 the 4th Amendment

“Consent?”…..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 & 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 – 08:30 : All Locations


Alabama December 2017

Florence : December 13 : Hampton Inn -2281 Florence Blvd.

Madison : December 14 : Hampton Inn : 9225 Madison Blvd

Birmingham : December 15 : Hampton Inn, Galleria : I-459/Ex 13

Auburn ; December 22 : Holiday Inn : I-85/ Ex 51

Dothan : December 27 : Wiregrass Rehab : 795 Ross Clark Circle

Mobile : December 28 : Hampton Inn : I-65 @ Airport Exit

Montgomery ; December 29 : Hampton Inn, EastChase Mall


Accredited for 6.0 Hours  (1.0 Ethics)

(1.0 Ethics & Professionalism in States Requiring Both)

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DUI Bootcamp