The One Question Your Attorney Must Answer to Defend You against a Sex Crime Charge
Sex crime charges are different. The disgust they provoke in jurors is one of the things that makes them different from most other criminal charges. So is the absence, frequently, of any physical evidence;... Read More
David Marshall and Aimée Sutton Spoke at WACDL’s Annual “Trial Toolbox” Conference
The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers held its Annual “Trial Toolbox” Conference June 7th – 9th at Campbell’s Resort on Lake Chelan. Aimée, the Secretary of Board of Governors of the WACDL, was... Read More
Marshall Teaches Trial Advocacy in Botswana
“I put it to you . . . that you are lying!” While a cross-examination “question” like that one leaves no doubt about the cross-examiner’s zeal, it is not likely to advance his client’s... Read More
How Reliable Is DNA Evidence?
It’s easy to think after watching any given crime show on TV that DNA evidence is infallible, that it always leads to a just and fair conviction. In real life, however, the situation is... Read More
Juries No Longer Allowed to Know a Person’s Immigration Status
The Washington State Supreme Court has approved a new rule of evidence that can harm defendants in some domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Effective next year, information about a witness’s immigration status will generally... Read More
Grooming: Fact or Fiction?
Recently the Court of Appeals reversed a Washington man’s convictions, finding that a prosecutor committed misconduct by arguing facts not in evidence about the phenomenon known as “sexual grooming.” In our cases at The... Read More
Aimée Sutton Participates in Judicial Institute
Aimée Sutton recently participated in the Judicial Institute, which offers a series of presentations sponsored by the Seattle University Law School for secondary school teachers. Aimée and a federal prosecutor worked together to present... Read More