This attorney CLE course covers the different types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) that result from trauma to the brain to build a foundation of how trauma affects the brain, and then will dive into the application in criminal cases. Discussion will include aggressive behavior, alcohol intoxication and consent capacity after TBI. Criminal attorneys and investigators for both the prosecution and defense will benefit from understanding the affect that head trauma has on defendants and/or victims in criminal cases.

Highlights / Agenda

Head Trauma/TBI

  • Definition
  • Indications
  • Primary and Secondary Injury
  • Sign & Symptoms
  • Classifications


  • Description
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome
  • Second Impact Syndrome

Types of Bleeds

  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Intracerebral Hematoma

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

  • Description
  • Signs & Symptoms

TBI in your case

  • Aggression
  • Alcohol Intoxication
  • Consent Capacity


Upon completion of this course, the attendee will:

  • Be familiar with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Be familiar with the types of intracranial hemorrhages associated with TBI
  • Be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of head trauma and compare them to alcohol intoxication.
  • Be familiar with the different ways of classifying brain injury severity.

“Your webinars are great! Thanks for offering them. The graphics and pictures you use when explaining topic specifics are very helpful for those of us unfamiliar with anatomy.Correcting myths as well. And breaking things down simply so that we have the basics/foundation we need to understand.”

– Susan

“I really enjoyed these webinars. They were very informative and engaging. I must say, I don’t know why we aren’t all walking around with helmets on. TBIs are scary stuff :)”

– Samantha