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The Lecture Series is held at various times throughout the year in DCAC’s state-of-the-art training facility. The Lecture Series is designed for the sole purpose of providing training to only those people employed by governmental and nonprofit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, social work, children's advocacy, therapy, probation, parole, and medicine who work directly with child victims of crime and whose intent is to help children in their healing process.

The management of the DCAC Lecture Series reserves the right to refuse admission to any training to any individual who does not work directly with child victims of crime in the areas of investigation, prosecution or healing in a CAC setting. 

2018 Schedule

September 7, 2018 | Writing Search Warrants


Lecture Details

Writing Search Warrants   

 Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Presenters: Ted "L.E." Wilson and Lindsey Roberts

This course is designed to show officers and prosecutors how to draft affidavits and search warrants that will meet any attack from the defense in a Motion to Suppress. The instructors walk the students through the entire process of gathering sufficient probable cause, articulating that probable cause in a search warrant affidavit, and insuring that the search warrant authorizes the officer to search and seize all contraband and evidence relevant to the investigation. Common and not-so-common mistakes are discussed and the students are given various affidavits and search warrants for their review to see if they can spot mistakes and potential challenges. Solutions are then provided which show how to properly write the affidavit and search warrant in the various scenarios. Each student will receive a 40+ page paper titled “How to Write a Search Warrant” that covers all of the essentials to drafting a legally sound affidavit and search warrant. Ultimately, prosecutors and law enforcement will gain confidence and expertise in writing search warrants and defending their affidavits in court.

**This course is limited to investigative, medical and prosecutorial professionals only.  

This workshop is approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education Credit for the following organizations: 

  • Texas State Board of Social Workers Examiners (LMSW)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC)
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) -- PENDING
  • Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) -- PENDING

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