Join us for a lunch and learn event featuring Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ President Hal Schuhmacher for a presentation on DUI defense. Hal will share techniques and strategies to use pretrial defense motions to reduce the state’s power and achieve better outcomes in DUI cases. Lunch will be provided by Fresh Kitchen. CLE credit will be available for Florida bar members.
BB&T will be two full days incorporating a mock jury trial!
All FACDL seminars, apart from Booster Shot-Criminal Law Certification Review seminar, are intended to: promote the excellence of, disseminate knowledge to, and provide education to, the criminal defense community. In that regard, attendance at all seminars (apart from the certification review seminar) is limited to criminal defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, defense investigators and other staff involved in providing criminal defense.
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Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor teamed up for a dissent Monday after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal over forensic witnesses in criminal trials.
Early on in the 4-page opinion, Gorsuch quotes precedent to laud cross-examination as possibly “the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”
“The Constitution promises every person accused of a crime the right to confront his accusers,” Gorsuch wrote.
As legalization of recreational and medical marijuana continues to expand, police across the country are more concerned than ever about stoned drivers taking to the nation’s roads and freeways, endangering lives.
With few accurate roadside tools to detect pot impairment, police today have to rely largely on field sobriety tests developed to fight drunk driving or old-fashioned observation, which can be foiled with Visine or breath mints.
That has left police, courts, public health advocates and recreational marijuana users themselves frustrated. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana and 30 states and D.C. have legalized medical pot.
Now one California company claims it has made a major breakthrough in creating what some thought of as a unicorn: a marijuana breathalyzer.
NACDL & NCDD’s 22nd Annual “DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®” Seminar, “Grand Slam DUI Defenses” will be held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, on October 10-13, 2018.
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your firm’s portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Join your nationwide colleagues in Las Vegas to learn from the best-of-the-best, and take advantage of the unique opportunity to network, mingle, and establish a reciprocal referral base with over 600 of your colleagues from around the country. There is no better opportunity to confer and learn from your peers!
This one-of-a-kind CLE program is held in the mornings only, and consists of one day of general session presentations, a second day of split tracks allowing you to select your area of focus or interest, and a third with your choice of multiple workshops for small group, intense, and focused learning in the areas you need the most help. Whether you are a seasoned criminal defense practitioner, or just getting started and needing to learn the ropes, THIS IS THE NATIONAL GATHERING YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS!
IMPORTANT NOTE: For the fourth year, NACDL is jointly holding its two highest attended and most popular CLE programs, during the same dates, at the same location. In addition to the DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity®” Seminar, NACDL’s 11th Annual “Defending the Modern Drug Case” Seminar will also be held on the same October 10-13 dates at the Bellagio Hotel. While the DWI Seminar is held in the mornings, the Drug seminar is held in the afternoons only. If you are interested in attending both seminars, register for both seminars together and receive up to 20% discount on your total combined registration fee. See the registration section for more details.
“We the Defenders”: National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference
These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts. Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs. There will also be networking opportunities to create relationships to sustain the support provided during the live event.
The curriculum is being designed by two experienced planning teams working with NAPD’s Training Director Jeff Sherr.
The schedule and topics in Indianapolis will be very similar to the agenda linked below. Some of the topics offered in break out sessions will differ due to the results of a needs assessment of those who register and faculty strengths.
Click here to see the agenda and faculty for the previous conference in Denver.
Early Bird pricing before July 9
Members – $275
Non Members – $325
Between July 10 – Sept 3
Members – $325
Non Members – $375
After Sept 4
Members – $375
Non Members – $425
This conference will have a similiar structure and many of the same faculty. It will evolve as we survey registrants and make sure it fits your needs.
Confirmed presenters for Indianapolis include:
- Jon Rapping.
- Jon Lyon.
- Lori James-Townes.
- Dani Waller.
- Watani Tyehimba.
- Kevin McClain.
- Lubna Debbini.
- Victor Gomez.
- Herb Duzant.
Topics will include:
- Client Centered Defense Teams.
- Online Searches.
- The Dark Web.
- Open Records Request.
- Creating Sentencing Videos.
- Working with Experts.
- Working on Teams.
- Safety in the Field.
- Using Cell Phones in Investigation.
- Secondary Trauma.
- Race in the Criminal Justice System.
- And more.
Member organizations registering more than 5 people for this conference will receive a discount of $25 per registrant.
Last week, Public Defender Robert Wesley hosted a seminar on opioids, fentanyl, and counterfeit pills. Guest speakers included Director of the Orange County Drug-Free Coalition Carol Burkett, Hillsborough County Assistant Chief Medical Examiner Dina Swanson, and attorney and forensic consultant Frederic Whitehurst. Read more.
A new lawsuit says that the practice of testing hair for drugs discriminates against people with dark hair. Read more.
The development of a new fingertip-based drug screening system has provided a method for medical examiners to investigate drug use a possible cause of death. Using fingertip sweat samples, this new method takes less than 10 minutes to show results. Read more.
Despite an increasing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and/or recreational marijuana, law enforcement has not yet been able to develop a reliable way to test for marijuana-induced DUI. Read more.
New testimony from forensic pathologists cast doubt upon the murder convictions of Jessie McKim and James Peavler. While the original medical examiner determined that Wendy Wagnon died of “asphyxiation by an undetermined method,” others have argued that the cause of death was more likely drug overdose. Read more.