October 18, 2019 – 4.0 General CLE Credits

NHTSA field sobriety tests, misdemeanors, marijuana—oh, my! From traffic offenses to DWIs to expungement, the law has changed, and it’s our job to keep you informed so you can keep doing your jobs. With your clients relying on you to know how to defend them, we’re here so you can rely on us to tell you what legislation your clients are facing.

This seminar includes information on the 2018 NHTSA manual; the new expungement bill ​to take effect on January 1, 2020; what’s new in misdemeanors like DWI and DV—and much more.

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October 18, 2019 – 4.0 General CLE Credits

12:00 – 12:30        Registration
Program Coordinator and Moderator: Sarah Field, Managing Attorney, Law Office of the Public Defender, Aztec

12:30-1:30            NHTSA Updates to Field Sobriety Testing Although Field Sobriety Tests are standardized, law enforcement officers receive updates and refresher courses on conducting Standardized Field Sobriety tests and as DWI defense attorneys, we should too.  This presentation will incorporate and recap changes from the 06 manual with the 09 updates through the 2015 manual, and provide you with information from the newest manual… the 2018.  Jedidiah J. Glazener, Esq., Law Office of Jedidiah J. Glazener, Esq.

1:30-2:30               Expungement: What You Can Do and How to Do It With the court rules currently being written and the new expungement bill ​to take effect on January 1, 2020, an entirely new aspect of criminal defense work is arriving.  This seminar will teach you what you need to know.  From advising clients to drafting the petition to obtaining the expungement order, we will teach you some of the nuts and bolts you’ll need for your practice. Christopher Dodd, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward, P.A., Albuquerque

2:30-2:45               BREAK

2:45-3:45               The Times They Are A-Changin’: Novel Approaches to Defending Marijuana and Drug Cases in Light of 2019 Law Changes This session will explore the legal ramifications of decriminalizing possession of one-half of an ounce of marijuana and decriminalizing possession of drug paraphernalia. Specifically, we will explore how to use these changes to challenge probable cause to search based on the odor of marijuana and challenge DUI marijuana charges. The session will include information on how similar arguments have succeeded (and failed) in other states. Brett Phelps, partner at Aragon & Phelps, Las Vegas, NM; NMCDLA Northeast Regional Director

​3:45-4:45              Details Please: What’s New in Misdemeanors and Gun Laws Criminal law update with the latest on what laws have changed in the areas of DWI, Traffic Offenses, Domestic Violence, and Guns. Tess Williams, Assistant Trial Attorney, Metro Division, Law Office of the Public Defender, Albuquerque

Price: $108.35