Alcohol and the Body: A Toxicologists Perspective

Blake Stutzman
Blake Stutzman | Godoy Medical Forensics

Blake Stutzman earned his BS in toxicology from Northeast Louisiana University. Blake has been in the forensics field for 25 years.

On-Demand: May 13, 2024

Alcohol and the Body: A Toxicologists Perspective

$95.00 1 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Alcohol is one of the major substances found in DUI cases. Understanding its effects can help determine if it is a factor in any traffic stop. This presentation is focused on DUI and how to handle testimony and pretrial considerations. Attendees will better understand how alcohol affects the body, how a lab analyzes the evidence and the science of alcohol intoxication. The presentation will also touch on what a DRE looks for.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Have a basic understanding of the chemical structure of alcohol
  • Recognize different examples of alcohols
  • Understand how alcohol moves throughout the body
  • Understand how alcohol affects the body
  • Be able to understand the basics of blood alcohol analysis, instrumentation and Quality Control

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Blake Stutzman | Godoy Medical Forensics

Blake Stutzman earned his BS in toxicology from Northeast Louisiana University. Blake has been in the forensics field for 25 years. He has over 19 years of working both public and private labs where he gained the knowledge and foundations of his career working in the narcotics and toxicology division. During this time, he also served as a qualified expert witness and presented scientific data and results to judges and jurors. In addition, he has also presented facts in depositions for civil cases. He has also acted as a guest speaker at DRE training for law enforcement officers as a Forensic Specialist, and an adjunct professor teaching a toxicology course at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge for their forensic science program.


Godoy Medical Forensics

Godoy Medical Forensics is a medico-legal consulting firm that specializes in criminal law. We have assisted the prosecution and the defense on over 1000 cases and offer assistance in civil cases as well. We have experts in Strangulation, Blunt Force Trauma, Child Abuse, and Traumatic Brain Injury. While our offices are located out of Northern California, we have nurses on both sides of the country ready to testify in your case. Our doctors are specialists in Forensic Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics, and Radiology. We are accepting new cases and work with both private attorneys and government organizations. Contact us today at [email protected].


I. Alcohol structure | 2:00pm – 2:05pm

II. Pharmacology of alcohol | 2:05pm – 2:15pm

III. Blood alcohol vs. Urine alcohol | 2:15pm – 2:25pm

IV. Breath alcohol overview | 2:25pm – 2:35pm

V. Alcohol in the body | 2:35pm – 2:45pm

VI. Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion (ADME) of alcohol | 2:45pm – 2:55pm

VII. Blood Alcohol (BA) Analysis | 2:55pm – 3:00pm