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  • “How to Use Stories to Distinguish Yourself From the Competition”

Stories are the vehicle through which criminal defense lawyers typically communicate with juries.¬†Since the jury decides whether a defense case is persuasive or not, it must be built fromRead Article →

Last month six defendants litigated a group suppression hearing which raised the issue of a warrantless search of a constitutionally protected space. The warrantless search resulted in theRead Article →

I was fortunate to have survived much of Harvey's rage. But an attorney colleague of mine was not so lucky. Listening to her story, I was struck not only by the terror of nature's fury, but byRead Article →

Deciding to litigate a DWI first offense has historically been a no-brainer. Unless the prosecutor was willing to reduce charges and offer deferred adjudication on obstructing aRead Article →

My inspiration for this piece was our colleague and friend, John Gioffredi.1 John's approach to DWI defense has changed the way I try cases. His approach is not fancy, nor terriblyRead Article →

I dropped by a suppression hearing recently and listened to a prosecutor argue the merits of an anonymous tip, which they claimed justified an investigatory detention. I was puzzled. TheRead Article →

From my perspective the criminal law defense profession continues to be a man's world. Based on 25 years of observation, the number of women defense lawyers at the countyRead Article →

If confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch would fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Antonin Scalia. During his 30 years on the Court, Justice Scalia moved theRead Article →

Last month we introduced the Read Article →

Prosecutors like to use it. Occasionally, we may like it, too. Retrograde extrapolation is the method by which one estimates a person's BAC at the time of driving based upon a chemical test

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Stephen Gustitis