Dr. Lee N. Polite owns Axion Labs & Training Institute located in Chicago, Illinois. Axion Labs has provided chromatography training services to more than 8000 laboratory professionals and lawyers in 17 countries. His laboratory expertise is in the chemical analysis of technique of chromatography.
When we asked our mentors who their dream speaker would be, the resounding answer was, "Justin McShane, but you'll never get him." We got him. After turning down nearly 1000 requests to speak, Justin agreed to come out of a nearly two-year speaking retirement to teach for The Missouri DWI Institute. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from the best of the best.
Deandra Grant, JD, GC, MS, is author of The Texas DWI Manual, certified in the science and testing of DWI enforcement, and respected by her peers as being a leader in her field. She earned the distinction of being named an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist and serves on the faculty at Axion Labs where she can be seen proudly wearing her pink lab coat.
Missouri-approved for up to 18.0 Missouri MCLE, including 3.0 Ethics with 1.5 Elimination of Bias, Kansas-approved for up to 16.0 CLE hours, including 3.0 hours of Ethics & Professionalism, qualified for DUIDLA Members CLE requirements, and approved for the CLE requirement for NCDD membership. This two-day in-person conference is truly geared to offer something for everyone.
At some point during his or her career, nearly every lawyer in Missouri will be asked to handle a DWI case. Believe it or not, excluding municipal charges, the State of Missouri filed over 16,500 DWI charges in FY2020 alone, even amid the pandemic.** The crime of DWI is unique in that charges can range from a municipal ordinance violation with a maximum punishment of 3 months in jail, all the way to a Class A Felony with a maximum punishment of 30 years, or life imprisonment. In addition to criminal charges, the driver's license will suffer civil administrative penalties depending upon whether their blood alcohol content was above the legal limit or they refused chemical testing. DWI convictions lead to additional driver license suspensions, revocations, and/or denials ranging from 90 day suspensions to life-time denials. Citizens arrested for DWI also face collateral consequences too numerous to name. Needless to say, DWI law is a nuanced, multi-faceted practice carrying devastating consequences which must be mastered by the practitioner.
The 2021 Lakeside Missouri DWI Institute is your opportunity to learn from the "best of the best." Learn new courtroom tips, explore DWI science, and gain a better understanding of the law related to DWI.
*CLE approval pending.
Past president of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Tim Huey co-authored Ohio OVI Defense - The Law and Practice.
The backbone of DWI defense is cross-examination, the art of which Mr. Huey has mastered. During this year's Institute, Mr. Huey will share his tips and tricks to best cross-examine the arresting officer, the state's experts, and other witnesses in DWI cases.
In 2016, Mr. Huey cross-examined the head of the Ohio Department of Health's Alcohol and Drug Testing Program, who is also their chief toxicologist. Based upon his cross-examination, the court found the state's head expert was not qualified to give expert testimony about the BAC DataMaster breath testing instrument.
In 2017, after the state's head expert went to the DataMaster factory for additional training, Mr. Huey again cross-examined her about that device. Once again, the judge found the head of Ohio's breath testing program is not an expert on the DataMaster.
Joseph Hada breaks down easily useable and accessible technology to take your DWI defense to the next level. Demonstrative techniques Mr. Hada uses to convince his judges and juries include video analysis to compare proper SFST administration with his client's improperly administered testing, as well as cropping, zooming, and slowing video to focus on a pivotal issue. Mr. Hada will also demonstrate how to easily redact inadmissible evidence from your own video. We are sure you will leave with helpful tips and tricks to enhance your practice
Missouri's most-used breath analyzers are the Intox DMT and the Alco-Sensor IV. Learn potential problems with the analyzers and the breath testing sequence to win your case from expert witness Chuck Rathburn.