BY RESPONDENT’S COUNSEL Q: Okay. And at some point – Mr. Jones is from Russia, right? A: Yes. Q: And at some point he came back to the United States and he sought to re-initiate his romantic relationship with you, right? A: Yes. Q: And – and you were not interested in, in resuming that romantic relationship, right? A: Correct. …
Our goal as criminal defense attorneys is to turn opposing witnesses into unreliable narrators: Storytellers who should be punished for violating our trust.
Sometimes you need to say things for no other reason than that the client will hear you.
Sometimes you need to exercise your right to remain silent. Sometimes you should take your lawyer’s advice.
Now that DFS has lost its accreditation, the government is looking for creative ways to prosecute drug possession cases, including amending the charges to attempted possession. There are equally creative ways to counter this strategy.
I won a motion to suppress in a drug case yesterday. The win was particularly gratifying in that it involved the notorious gun recovery unit (GRU) from the Metropolitan Police Department. One of the lead officers for the GRU testified for the government, and he was a difficult witness: He would not concede a thing. I usually begin with some innocuous questions. …
People are, I believe, naturally contrarian. The question is how to use this phenomenon to your advantage at trial.
One man’s address book is another person’s ledger.
Trying a case — in this case, a CPO hearing — against an unrepresented party is always an experience.
I suspect that my remote-hearing persona may be more adversarial than my in-person one. And this concerns me: What does this say about me?