CLE: Digital Evidence in State Criminal Prosecution Challenges and Trends (Approved for 1 CLE Credit)

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Alexandria General District Court, 2nd Floor, Courtroom 2


  • Member in good standing for the 2019-2020 membership year.
  • Does not currently hold membership with the Alexandria Bar Association.

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Digital evidence is ubiquitous, and understanding how to effectively challenge it is crucial.  In the face of technological advancement, legal doctrine seems to be finally catching up.  In the wake of recent United States Supreme Court decisions, search warrants are now required for the government to obtain many types of digital evidence.[1]  This session will examine some of the implications the increased reliance on search warrants has with respect to challenging digital evidence in criminal cases. 

Presenter: Sean A. Sherlock

Sean A. Sherlock is partner at Dischley Law, PLLC, where he focuses his practice on criminal defense, domestic relations, and personal injury.  Prior to that, Sean served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria for over five years.  During his time as a prosecutor Sean handled serious offenses including homicides, gang crimes, R.I.C.O., and domestic violence.  Sean has taught at state-wide and local CLE conferences, and has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers on topics including domestic violence, criminal street gangs, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, and others.  Sean also guest-lectures at American University, Washington College of Law on topics including Ethics for Trial Lawyers and Litigation Skills.

Sean graduated cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where he was also a Dean’s Fellow and a member of the International Law Review.  He is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a BA in Political Science.  He was born in the City of Alexandria, where he currently resides with his saintly wife Christina and three awesome daughters. 

Presenter: Hon. Nolan Dawkins

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