D.C. criminal defense lawyer

Trial Transcript: “Bad karma” and other deadly threats

Jamison Koehler Domestic Violence, Trial Advocacy

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. …

Baltimore graffiti

I told you so

Jamison Koehler Trial Advocacy

Sometimes you need to exercise your right to remain silent. Sometimes you should take your lawyer’s advice.

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Cross-examining a GRU officer

Jamison Koehler Trial Advocacy

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. …

U.S. Capitol building

People are contrarian

Jamison Koehler Trial Advocacy

People are, I believe, naturally contrarian. The question is how to use this phenomenon to your advantage at trial.