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Education, Training & Certifications

Attorney Chris Cessna's Continuing Education, Training, & Certifications

  • Gas Chromatography: Troubleshooting & Method Development, Lecture / Laboratory (Dr. Harold McNair, Fulbright Scholar and Professor Emeritus & Dr. Lee Polite), American Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories, Chicago, July 20 - 24, 2009.
  • Emory University Blood & Urine Seminar (Special Guest Lecturer, Dr. A.W. Jones, Sweden), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, December 3, 2008.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases, Harvard Law School, July 17, 2008.
  • Understanding the Intricacies of the DUI case, National College of DUI Defense/Wyoming Trial Lawyer’s Assoc., Laramie, Wyoming, June 5, 2008.
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor, Strategies in Handling DUI, DWAI & DUID Cases in Colorado, Lorman Education Services, Denver, Colorado, April 25, 2008.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (15th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, March 27, 2008.
  • Drug Recognition Expert / DRE - NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP), Walden, Platt & Assoc., Austin, Texas, February 15, 2008.
  • Advanced Trial Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques, Pozner & Dodd, Denver, Colorado, December 14, 2007.
  • Breath Alcohol Technician Training for Legal Professionals, Industrial Training & Design Ltd., Denver, Colorado, June 10, 2007.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (14th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, April 17, 2007.
  • Guest Speaker/Instructor, Advanced DUI for New Mexico Attorneys, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15, 2007.
  • Breath Alcohol Technician Training for Legal Professionals, Industrial Training & Design Ltd., Las Vegas, Nevada, October 9, 2006.
  • Criminal and Administrative Consequences for Commercial Driver’s, Colorado Department of Revenue, Denver, Colorado, September 26, 2006.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases, Harvard Law School, July 18, 2006.
  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor School, Lapier & Associates, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2006.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (13th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, March 30, 2006.
  • Advanced Scientific Evidence DUI Seminar, Ohio Criminal Defense Bar, Columbus, Ohio
  • NHTSA / IACP Advanced Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 2005.
  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Course – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – Atlanta, Georgia, December 2, 2005.
  • Strategies in Handling DUI and DWAI Trials in Colorado – Denver, Colorado
  • Under The Microscope – Beating DUIs with Science – National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Maintenance and Repair of the Intoxilyzer 5000 – C.E.S. Consulting – Palm Beach, Florida, June 24 – 25, 2005.
  • DUI Scientific Evidence Seminar, Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado, May 2005.
  • NHTSA / IACP Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing – Walden, Platt & Assoc. – San Antonio, Texas, May 12, 2005.
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI cases (12th Annual) – National College of DUI Defense – Dallas, Texas, April 28, 2005.
  • Advanced Colorado DUI Litigation – Denver, Colorado
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus / NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing– Arizona Highway Patrol, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, May 18, 1993.
  • Intoxilyzer 4011 Operator’s Course – Arizona Highway Patrol, Tucson, Arizona, November 2, 1994.
  • Intoxilyzer 5000 Operator’s Course – Arizona Highway Patrol, Tucson, Arizona, November 2, 1994.
  • Drug Recognition Screening – Arizona Highway Patrol, 1993
  • Advanced Narcotics Investigations – DEA, 1991
  • Emergency Medical Technician – U.S. National Park Service / Red Cross, 1989
  • Basic Standardized Field Sobriety Testing at the following police academies:
    • United StatesAir Force Police Academy, December 19, 1985.
    • Charlotte(North Carolina) Police Academy, March 22, 1988.
    • FederalLaw Enforcement Training Center, October 29, 1992.
    • Received over 2,000 hours of miscellaneous law enforcement and investigative training from 1987 – 1996.

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  • Each Case Handled With Personalized Service

  • NHTSA Certified Instructor in Field Sobriety Tests

  • Former Law Enforcement Officer and Prosecutor