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April 2015
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Sunday, April 12th, 2015
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23 | 'If DNA, Then Guilty': Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials - By Christina T. Kline, Demosthenes Lorandos & Michael Spence
31 | Win Through Emotion, Not Facts! - By John J. Eastland
34 | Jury Trial of Dzhokhar “Johar” Tsarnaev—Day 27 - Judy Clarke opening statement
‘If DNA, Then Guilty’: Strategies for Overcoming Juror Assumptions About DNA Evidence in Criminal Trials
Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Introduction

Through media and popular culture sources, prospective trial jurors gain some information about forensic evidence.1 To use an adage, they a

Win Through Emotion, Not Facts!
Sunday, April 12th, 2015

One day a lady came to me with a DWI charge. She had already visited with several other lawyers, all of whom had said her case was hopeless—but they could get her a “good deal.” She was 45 and close to retirement as a jailer for TDCJ. If she received a conviction, she would lose her job and her retirement. As a single, that job was her life support, and she wanted to fight the case.

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Voice for the Defense Blog

Author: TCDLA Blog Editor
By Kenneth G. Wincorn Visit his web page here. Every defense attorney often has the occasional client who says “why should I try this case, it is...