In law school, I remember my evidence professor teaching us that sometimes, the best thing you can do in cross examination is ask NO questions. At the time, I remembered thinking this was a ridiculous idea. My professional responsibility to my client was to fight zealously on his behalf, and bring the opposing witnesses to…

OIUD 101 The evolution of drugged driving has become a growing problem for citizens and police officers alike. With the increasing number of people consuming and even abusing prescription medications, the states have been quick to respond to the dangers associated with driving under the influence of these substances by passing laws which increase penalties…

Every couple of years, the National Traffic Safety Board proposes new ideas to make the public highways safer. Their number 1 target always seems to be people who consume alcohol and get behind the wheel. Usually, their top proposal pet project is lowering the states’ legal drinking limit, in order to discourage citizens from putting…

Opening statements began yesterday in the re-trial of an attorney accused of shooting a man in the leg for entering the lawyer’s downtown Albuquerque office, KRQE reported Monday. David “Chip” Venie is accused of shooting a homeless man in the leg for entering his office and allegedly refusing to leave. Venie says he was acting…

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