BAC Tracker Upcoming Training and Certification

by baronedefensefirm on September 15, 2009

In February 2009 the National Academy of Science (NAS) published a report entitled: Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward identifying shortfalls in the forensic science discipline.

The NAS report cited the lack of standard reporting and testimonies by many forensic laboratories in the United States as a major concern. The report states that “forensic reports, and any courtroom testimony stemming from them, must include clear characterizations of the limitations of the analysis, including measures of uncertainty in reported results and associated estimated probabilities where possible.”

BAC Tracker was formed in 2007 to provide forensic alcohol litigation services internationally to the criminal justice community. BAC Tracker offers a continuing education training and certification course entitled Alcohol in the 21st Century: New Standards, New Technology as a solution to the shortfalls identified by the NAS report. This course will discuss alcohol pharmacology and toxicology as well as forensic extrapolation.

Emphasis is placed on the use of BAC-Tracker software in the courtroom setting and methods of accounting for uncertainty and potential error inherent in these types of calculations in order to meet the demands of courts and Juries following the NAS report.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, BAC-Tracker is supported by a Faculty Advisory Board whose members have years of experience in forensic alcohol toxicology, medicine and law. The 2009 board is currently staffed by:

  • Patrick T. Barone Esq, Founding Member, Barone Defense Firm, Birmingham, Michigan, USA
  • Dr. Ashraf Mozayani, Pharm D., Ph.D., D-ABFT, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Dr. Edward Ogden, MA, MBBS, BMedSc, DipCrim, FRACGP, FAChAM, Forensic Medical Consultants, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
  • Chip Walls, Technical Director, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA

Please view the attached link for additional information regarding the upcoming course on November 5-6, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

BAC Tracker is proud to have Patrick T. Barone, Esq, adjunct instructor at Cooley Law School as their guest speaker and look forward to a successful event.

The course summary, outline, and registration form is available online:


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Patrick T. Barone is the author on two books on DUI defense including the well respected two volume treatise Defending Drinking Drivers (James Publishing), and The DUI Book – A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding DUI Litigation in America. He is also the author of a monthly DUI defense column for the Criminal Defense Newsletter, published by Michigan’s State Appellate Defender’s Office. Mr. Barone is an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he teaches Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is also on the faculty of the Criminal Defense Attorney’s of Michigan’s Trial Lawyer’s College where he provides trial skills training to Michigan’s criminal defense practitioners. Mr. Barone lectures nationally on various DUI defense topics, and he has appeared in newspapers, on television and on radio as a drunk driving defense expert. Mr. Barone has been certified as an instructor and practitioner of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has also attended a 24-hour certification course at National Patent Analytical Corporation (the manufacturer of the DataMaster) and has thereby been deemed competent by the manufacturer to operate, perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the DataMaster. Mr. Barone is a Sustaining Member of College for DUI Defense. Mr. Barone is the principal and founding member of The Barone Defense Firm, whose practice is limited exclusively to defending drinking drivers. The Firm is headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan.

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