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... instructional text or something else you may remember. cacrimdefense06/30/18
https://youtu.be/dBP2if0l-a8 I like his presentation and isthisit07/03/18
Even better: https://youtu.be/22n8ZqXavDY?t=138 Seriou therewillbeblood07/03/18
A young adult who claims my older client grabbed his family cacrimdefense07/03/18
Why was the alleged victim and the accused alone together in isthisit07/03/18
I'm not going to elaborate further about the details of the cacrimdefense07/03/18
Bajaja unless your guy is famous or well known, no one is go isthisit07/03/18
I'd love to know if you find a book like that, but I doubt o thirdtierlaw07/03/18
Is this in trial or deposition? If deposition, get them ril jd4hire07/03/18
cacrimdefense (Jun 30, 2018 - 2:55 pm)

... instructional text or something else you may remember.

If any of you inhabiting the JDU Universe has/have come across a source of info (book, lecture, video, text, etc.) about making people appear to be dishonest, helping them come across as liars or as untrustworthy, that made an impression upon you, I'd appreciate your letting me know about it (title, format, where it might be purchased).

In the next few weeks, I'm going to have to cross a witness where it will be even more important than most of the time, that I damage his credibility.

Thanks for any suggestions you can offer up.

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isthisit (Jul 3, 2018 - 11:30 am)

https://youtu.be/dBP2if0l-a8

I like his presentation and the information is timeless.

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therewillbeblood (Jul 3, 2018 - 11:37 am)

Even better:

https://youtu.be/22n8ZqXavDY?t=138

Seriously though, I think we'd need more context to give suggestions. Is it a cop you're trying to bring down?

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cacrimdefense (Jul 3, 2018 - 12:56 pm)

A young adult who claims
my older client grabbed his family jewels in a bathroom.

Private home bathroom, not a "tea room" in a park, airport or office building.

The supposed victim and the defendant know each other.

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isthisit (Jul 3, 2018 - 1:54 pm)

Why was the alleged victim and the accused alone together in a private home bathroom?

Or, is the accused saying that he was never alone in the bathroom with the alleged victim?

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cacrimdefense (Jul 3, 2018 - 2:04 pm)

I'm not going to elaborate further about the details of the case in a public forum.

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isthisit (Jul 3, 2018 - 3:32 pm)

Bajaja unless your guy is famous or well known, no one is going to know who your client is. And I doubt the AP/ADA trying this case is on here waiting for details.

Anyway OP good luck with your guy.

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thirdtierlaw (Jul 3, 2018 - 2:32 pm)

I'd love to know if you find a book like that, but I doubt one exists because it's pretty situational. You'll handle a drug addict differently than a person who owes the defendant money. The 10 commandments link above is highly credited.

The fastest way to do it, find inconsistencies and just pound him or her over them. It's even better if you get the prosecutor to object, with "asked and answered," it then causes juror #3 who was daydreaming to snap back awake. If the inconsistencies are really great, you can lay the trap, let the witness walk through it, get a laugh out of the jury, then jump right into questioning motive.

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jd4hire (Jul 3, 2018 - 2:44 pm)

Is this in trial or deposition? If deposition, get them riled up at the outset with any character stains you can find. Rules may vary in your jx, but we're free to ask anything as long as it doesn't call for privileged information. Some counsel will instruct a deponent not to answer if your questions are extremely inappropriate and not relevant, but others will sit there as you ask about all sorts of irrelevant and embarrassing information.

Look for anything on crimes committed, Facebook/ social media posts, google their email address to see if they posted something stupid in a forum, etc.

Get them upset and then they get angry and screw up. If at trial, I've seen witnesses get real frustrated when they get impeached.

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