Vehicular Homicide & Accident Reconstruction Seminar

Vehicular Homicide & Accident Reconstruction Seminar
This seminar is designed to familiarize prosecutors and law enforcement officers with the unique legal and factual issues presented by vehicular homicide cases, and provides strategies for effective investigation and successful prosecution of these challenging matters. Topics will include case evaluation and charging; legal aspects of vehicular murder and manslaughter; basics of forensic crash reconstruction; effective case preparation; examination of expert witnesses; and more.

Each registration includes a copy of 'Kwasnoski's Little Red Book: A Primer on Collision Reconstruction'.

Dress Code: 
All personnel wearing civilian clothing shall adhere to the dress and grooming standards as provided below. This policy is in effect Monday through Friday, from 0700-1730 hours. Personnel attending CHP Academy-sponsored off-site training or meetings shall also adhere to this policy. 

Academy Grounds While on Academy grounds in a professional capacity, the appropriate attire is detailed as follows: 
• Females: Dress, blouse and skirt, or a blouse and slacks/long casual pants.
• Males: Shirt with collar (band-type collar acceptable), slacks/long casual pants.

Dress-Down Fridays:
For uniformed personnel not involved in cadet instruction, as well as nonuniformed employees, appropriate civilian attire may be worn on Fridays. The wearing of blue-jean type pants is allowed, providing they are conservative in appearance and the material is not faded, worn, ripped, or torn. Subject to change due to certain events/ceremonies. 

Inappropriate attire includes:

• Thong-type footwear.
• Undershirts or T-shirts.
• Crop or midriff tops.
• Shorts, skorts, or miniskirts.
• Clothing with inappropriate designs or wording.
• Sweatshirts or "warm-ups."

Note: Hats and caps shall only be worn outdoors.

Date & Location

November 7-8, 2019
California Highway Patrol Academy, West Sacramento

Technical Advisors

Creg Datig, Assistant District Attorney, Riverside County (retired)
John Kwasnoski, Professor Emeritus of Forensic Physics at Western New England University, Springfield, MA

Topics & Agenda

Legal Aspects of Vehicular Homicide
Unique Challenges in Vehicular Homicide Cases
Case Analysis, Filing Decisions, and Case Resolution
Plea Negotiation and Trial Considerations
Basics of Forensic Collision Reconstruction
Evaluating Investigator's Report and Evidence Preservation
Anatomy of Crash
Reconstruction Fundamentals
Challenging the Defense Expert / Cross Examination
Effective Case / Witness Preparation

Agenda coming soon!

MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 11.75 hours of general MCLE credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)
This seminar is certified for 12.25 hours of POST credit. (Actual credit will depend upon the final agenda.)


California Highway Patrol Academy
3500 Reed Ave
Classroom 11
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Parking and Shuttle

Park in the Cadet Overflow Parking to the left of Classroom 11. Map link is below.


Registration received by September 23, 2019 will qualify for the early registration rate of $165.
Registration received by October 24, 2019 will qualify for the regular registration rate of $205. 
All registrations received October 24, 2019 will be at the late registration rate of $245. 

All registrants should note that cancellations must be received in writing by October 24, 2019 to avoid the $65 cancellation fee.

Please see CDAA’s Cancellation Policies and General Registration Information by clicking HERE


No scholarships are available for this course.

CDAA Contact

Mersadez Hogan, Training Consultant,
11/7/2019 8:30 AM - 11/8/2019 3:00 PM
California Highway Patrol Academy 3500 Reed Ave Class Room 11 West Sacramento

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