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Category: Gun Crimes

Eve of Trial Evidence

March 25th, 2015

Defense Attorney: “I am moving to suppress the officer’s testimony.”

Prosecution: “Why? We disclosed the evidence as soon as we got it.”

-Flashback 12 hours-

It is the night before trial and your email shows a new message.  It is from the attorney you will be in trial with – tomorrow morning.   He writes, “We just realized that there

Zimmerman Verdict: A Behind The Scenes Fact

July 20th, 2013

I have seen jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn lecture several times (and stolen lots of his material for my own cases.) When It was revealed he worked on the Zimmerman case, I immediately understood how the defense overcame the “knock knock” joke in opening statements. Here is an article from USA Today explaining some of the jury selection strategies Hirschhorn …

Knock knocking your way to a guilty verdict

June 25th, 2013

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?” says George Zimmerman.

Answer – a guilty verdict.…

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Criminal Seizure and Asset Forfeiture

August 12th, 2009

Asset forfeiture occurs when the government claims someone has profited from criminal activity.  The government will then attempt to seize the proceeds of that criminal conduct.  However, law enforcement often seizes money and property well beyond what the law allows.  Common scenarios include a person who was not involved in a crime yet has their property taken; or when …

Defending Arizona Aggravated Assault Cases

June 29th, 2009

Arizona Aggravated Assault cases come in many different forms:

(1) A person driving a vehicle, while impaired, injures another person; (2) A person who points a gun at another person and threatens them; or (3) A bar fight where one of the people suffers a “Serious Injury.”

Moreover, if a “dangerous instrument” is used or a “Serious Injury” occurs, …

What Exactly is a “Ponzi Scheme”?

June 18th, 2008

Since the news that Bernnie Madoff was arrested for Securties Fraud, the term “Ponzi Scheme” has been used in every newspaper, television news show and blog.  Below is a thorough explanation of a “Ponzi Scheme.”

Resources for Arizona Methamphetamine Crimes

January 30th, 2008

Below is a list of resources for methamphetamine issues.

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