Proving Prior OUI Convictions
December 16, 2013 from 1:10 - 1:40 pm
Please join MDAA for a webinar on Monday, December 16, 2013, concerning “Proving Prior OUI Convictions.” John P. Bossé, an Assistant District Attorney in Berkshire County, will assist Prosecutors with preparing for a subsequent OUI prosecution from arraignment through trial. The presentation will review G.L. c. 278, § 11A (the Repeat Offender Enhancement Statute), as well as inform Prosecutors which witnesses and documents are necessary at a trial to prove prior OUI convictions from Massachusetts and out-of-state. The presentation will also discuss case law analysis of Confrontation Clause challenges to certified convictions, probation documents and RMV records.
To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/685350374
December 17, 2013, 1:10 - 1:50 pm
Closing argument is the prosecutor’s final opportunity to persuade the jury or a judge that the facts prove the defendant’s guilt. A prosecutor’s closing argument requires both skillful advocacy and an acute awareness of the pitfalls that can create reversible error. During this thirty minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will provide participants with suggestions for persuasive advocacy and assist prosecutors in understanding the sometimes subtle distinctions between proper and improper arguments.
To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/195338662
The Mechanics of Planning and Executing a Sobriety Checkpoint
January 28, 2014, 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Please join MDAA on Tuesday, January 28th for a webinar concerning the practicalities of preparing and executing a sobriety checkpoint. Trooper John Jakobowski of the Massachusetts State Police Traffic Programs Section will discuss what is legally required for checkpoint notifications, the written operational plan pre and post checkpoint, roll call, and the activity summary in relation to constitutional considerations. You will learn what documents are considered part of the operational plan for the checkpoint and where to find those documents for your court case. In addition, Trooper Jakobowski will examine current legal challenges to sobriety checkpoint procedures.
To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/336829654