Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases

Investigation & Prosecution of Strangulation Cases
This one-and-a-half-day seminar created for beginning to advanced-level prosecutors features a national physician, a domestic violence detective, and a strangulation prosecution expert. Seminar topics will include a comprehensive presentation on the medical aspects of strangulation, highlighting the areas every prosecutor needs to understand to craft an intelligent direct examination of the prosecution’s medical expert, to successfully cross examine a defense expert, and to rebut defenses successfully. Attendees will learn about the investigation of strangulation cases and most common defenses—such as auto-erotic asphyxiation, self-inflicted strangulation, and accidental strangulation—and how to deal with them. The expert instructors will offer suggested direct exam questions and their favorite cross examination questions and answers.

Date & Location

April 4-5, 2019
CDAA Training Center, Sacramento

Technical Advisors

Dr. William Green, Medical Director, California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center/ CDAA
Gerald Fineman, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County
William Hernandez, Domestic Violence Detective, Investigations Bureau Law Enforcement Specialized Units Grant, City of Napa


• Medical aspects of strangulation in surviving and non-surviving victims
• Legal aspects of investigating and prosecuting strangulation cases
• Practical tips for all professionals handling strangulation cases
• Developing & using experts in court.  
• Documenting strangulation evidence
• Prosecuting strangulation as misdemeanors and felonies
• Identifying the subtle signs and symptoms of a strangulation victim 

MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 11.5 hours of general MCLE credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)


California District Attorneys Association
921 11th Street Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking and Shuttle

Self-parking near CDAA is located in the parking garage across the street, between J and I Streets, on 11th Street. Super Shuttle round-trip between the Sacramento International Airport and Downtown Sacramento is approximately $29.00.


Registrations received by March 6, 2019 will qualify for the early registration rate of $150.
Registrations received by March 20, 2019 will be at the regular registration rate of $175.
Registrations received after March 20, 2019 will be at the late registration rate of $200.

All registrations should note that the cancellations must be received in writing by March 21, 2019 to avoid the late cancellation fee of $49.

Please see CDAA’s Cancellation Policies and General Registration Information


There are a limited number of scholarships available for this seminar. To apply for a scholarship, click HERE and submit the Scholarship Request Form by March 4, 2019.


Agenda coming soon!

CDAA Contact

Mersadez Hogan, Training Consultant,
4/4/2019 8:30 AM - 4/5/2019 12:30 PM
CDAA Training Center 921 11th Street Sacramento 95814

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