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Motivations for your potential criminal defense lawyer to do such work

What motivates your potential criminal defense lawyer to do the work s/he does? Being a former prosecutor does not answer whether the lawyer has the drive to do criminal defense work, nor does such experience preclude the lawyer from being great in criminal defense. Coming...

Police dashcameras and body cameras do not tell the whole story

Police dashcameras and body cameras do not tell the whole story of what happened in an incident. They do not show a complete global viewpoint, do not necessarily catch all sounds, do not show what is happening behind the police officer's camera nor visuals of...

The benefit of non-duality on the road to success

Non-duality, also known as non-attachment, means acting and being at one with all events, people, and things, while blurring and ultimately eliminating the actual or apparent boundaries between ourselves and others, between living and dying, and between being in a healthy body or diseased body....

Challenges in dealing with fellow criminal defense lawyers

Many times I write about addressing challenges in dealing with clients, judges, juries, prosecutors and witnesses. Another challenge sometimes arises in dealing with fellow criminal defense lawyers, including in the following ways:

Taking the community service task by the horns

My community service recommendations come in the context of my advising my criminal defense clients to complete some tasks or "homework" to assist in negotiating their cases and to assist with any possible sentencing.