On “Belief”

From the day I was appointed to represent [my client], he told me the same thing.  Every time we met.  He loved [the victim].  He didn't kill [the victim].  He believed that low blood sugar had caused her to faint and drop the cigarette on herself.  He would answer any question the police had for … Continue reading On “Belief”

This is the Third Most Important Thing to Know About my Job

The truth is really that those questions are things that have never crossed my mind in any real way. And the reason why I do what I do for a living has nothing to do with simply making sure that defendants get the minimal constitutional protections that come with having a lawyer to represent them. … Continue reading This is the Third Most Important Thing to Know About my Job

This is the Second Most Important Thing to Know About my Job

So, I guess the short -- but by no means "simple" -- answer...is that as a Defense Attorney, I look at cases in terms of the person charged, as opposed to the act.   A Prosecutor has more of a tendency to look at the act alleged and then judge the person.  That's the difference. … Continue reading This is the Second Most Important Thing to Know About my Job