Registration for this course is now closed. However, we will be accepting walk-in registrations on site.
Below is the Effective Courtroom Testimony 2023 handout. Please make sure to print the handout and bring it with you to the training. No handouts will be available onsite.
TDCAA is proud to offer this free, high-quality Effective Courtroom Testimony training for peace officers and prosecutors to attend in Decatur on June 28, 2023. You will receive two publications and 6 hours of CLE or TCOLE continuing education credit.
As always, the state’s best instructors will present great information and lead relevant discussions.
Every defense lawyer who advises clients to refuse a breath test admits that officers are arresting for DWI only people that are intoxicated—yet DWI cases are very hard to win in front of juries. One reason is that prosecutors and officers are not conveying to jurors what the officer actually saw at the scene and knows from his training and experience.
This course is dedicated to ethically and professionally presenting officer testimony in DWI cases. Well-crafted reports, effective direct examinations, clear demonstrations, and honest responses to less-than-honest defense tactics on cross will all be discussed, modeled, and practiced.