Drugged driving enforcement got heavy attention in the 2013 legislative session. Learn the details and defenses to the Drug Recognition Expert Protocol in Morgantown on September 24-25, 2013, at the Waterfront Place Hotel. 19.2 hours of WV CLE credit (1.2 hours of ethics is approved. Contact attorney Todd La Neve for details at 304-624-1700 or tlaneve@8777WVLAWS.com.
Full details of the course may be viewed via this link – http://warhorsemarketing.com/west-virginia-dre-course/. In addition to lecturer Dr. Lance Platt, we will be joined by Dr. Franics Gengo, Pharm.D., of the Dent Neurologic Institute of Buffalo, NY. Dr. Gengo is a nationally respected neuropharmacologist who brings tremendous input to the course. A brief bio for Dr. Gengo may be viewed here – http://www.dentinstitute.com/directory/people/show/fran-m-gengo
In addition to the course topic, an ethics discussion will kick of the first day of the seminar from 8:30 to 9:30 on the unrelated but very relevant topic of social media and electronic marketing for lawyers.
This course will empower attendees to competently defend clients accused of drugged driving offenses. Under the authority of the newly passed laws on drugged driving – a major focus of Gov. Tomblin during the 2013 legislative session – police around the state are finally joining their comrades from around the country in actively pursuing potential drugged driving cases. Many drivers now report the first question they are asked after being stopped on a routine traffic mater is “are you using any drugs?” These cases will most likely proliferate and it is essential for any attorney defending these clients to have a solid understanding of the limitations of the evidence and the process through which that evidence is obtained.
The course is not open to prosecutors, government lawyers representing the DMV in administrative license suspension hearings, DMV employees, law enforcement, or anyone working in a capacity supporting those professions.