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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. …

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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.