April 01, 2014

The Significance of Suppression: Don’t Just Go Through the Motions

Rick McKelvey

Your case will not go to trial. You will not stand in front of the jury in your best suit and give a reasoned opening statement. You will not execute poignant direct and cross-examinations of witnesses, you will not score points against your adversary with vigorous, well-timed objections, and you will not make an impassioned closing argument that leaves not a dry eye in the house. There will be no dramatic moment where the jury pronounces the defendant’s fate, because he will admit that he is guilty.

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