Black's Law: A Criminal Lawyer Reveals His Defense Strategies in Four Cliffhanger Cases

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 6, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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In Black's Law, one of America's toughest and shrewdest criminal defense lawyers shows us the life-and-death struggles that occur every day in our criminal courts. This book takes us behind the scenes of four difficult and dangerous cases to reveal the legal strategies, no-holds-barred tactics, and courtroom psychology Roy Black used to make sure his clients received every protection promised by the law.
Black demonstrates in riveting detail how a defense attorney must investigate criminal cases by sifting through evidence and preparing for trial. (It's like preparing for war.) He shows us how the principles of law, cross-examination, and evidence -- as well as careful jury selection and skillful use of expert witnesses -- can level the playing field to counter the enormous resources that state and federal prosecutors have at their disposal.
Black's Law makes resoundingly clear the crucial role that criminal defense lawyers play in safeguarding the basic right to a fair trial for all.
 

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Readable and informative

User Review  - David C. - Overstock.com

Lots of solid trial strategy and tactics pumped into this readable book featuring a few of the authors more interesting cases. Each case study brings a different angle to the book. Read full review

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I found this book in a used book store when I needed it most.
Even if you or your family have never been involved in a criminal case READ THIS BOOK!
If you are involved in a criminal case or
think you might be READ THIS BOOK!
It was invaluable when it came to preparing a defense that got my case dismissed.It also gave me a new appreciation as to why a REAL Lawyer is so cotton picking expensive.
Thanks Roy!
 

Contents

Introduction
9
Alvarez
17
Knight
103
Hicks
173
De La Mata
247
Authors Note
307
Acknowledgments
309
Index
311
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Roy Black is one of America's most famous and respected criminal defense lawyers. A former public defender and a professor at the University of Miami Law School, he appears frequently on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, and CNN. He lives in Miami, Florida.

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