Jury trials

A thankless job

A thankless job

When I first began my career at the public defender’s office in Oconee County, South Carolina I had been told...

Getting to know your clients

Getting to know your clients

There is more to successful criminal defense than knowing the law and having the will to fight for your clients....

There is no downside to preliminary hearings in state court

There is no downside to preliminary hearings in state court

Yesterday morning I arrived at preliminary hearings and, as often happens, the officer sought us out before the prelims got...

The pros and cons of polygraphs

The pros and cons of polygraphs

Polygraph results have consistently been held by the courts to be inadmissible at trial. There are some jurisdictions that allow...

Fieger and Johnson acquitted in Detroit campaign finance case

Fieger and Johnson acquitted in Detroit campaign finance case

Geoffrey Fieger and Ven Johnson were acquitted today on all counts of illegal campaign contributions. Fieger and his attorney Gerry...