How is a DUI Trial like a Theater Play?
Since graduating from George Mason University School of Law in 1988, I have had over 20 years of trial experience, defending citizens accused of a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony offenses in Northern Virginia. Since 1999, my practice has been almost exclusively focused on the Fairfax County Courts, allowing me to gain an increasing familiarity with the Courts, Prosecutors and Judges here in Fairfax County, Virginia.
In this NACDL article, Developing a Defense Theme in the DUI Case, author James Farragher Campbell compares a DUI defense case in the courtroom to a play in a theater. While it sounds like an unlikely comparison at first, Campbell offers some very good advice that, although written several years ago, is still applicable today.