In a closing argument, understanding how to present the rights of your client and the missed opportunities of the officer can be very powerful themes. In today’s episode, Jake reveals how to explain the rights of your client to the jury in a meaningful way, especially in a refusal case. Jake also explains how to exploit sloppy/lazy officer investigations during closing by harping on the officer’s missed opportunities to investigate DWI.
Receive pointers on communicating to the jury why your client exercising his right to refuse, as well as other rights he is allowed, should be given minimal weight
Learn how to maximally exploit the officer’s lack of an attempt to get a search warrant in a refusal case
Discover the State’s path to victory laid out by Benjamin Franklin (“to succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions”) and how to use this path in closing for the defense when a poor investigation is performed