On today’s podcast we continue our 5-part series on Attacking Breath Testing. In this final part of this series, Stephen Lindsay discusses the tactics of attacking the State’s primary witness, i.e. the intox machine, in closing arguments.
Steve devotes a substantial amount of his time to training programs, lectures and keynote addresses. He has been a faculty member at the National Criminal Defense College, at the Defender Advocacy Institute (University of Dayton Law School), at the Federal Defender Trial Skills Institute (Case Western Law School), at the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, and for Bill Daniels Trial Skills College (annual training for Georgia Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys).
Steve has published a number of legal articles including “Storytelling: Why We Do It and How To Do It Better,” THE CHAMPION (December 1999) and “Do You Hear What I Hear? Demonstrative Evidence Makes A Difference,” THE CHAMPION (June 1998).
Hear Steve discuss why demonstrative (visual) evidence is so critical in persuading a jury.
Uncover some examples of demonstrative evidence that Steve has used in the context of a DWI case and how these set up an effective closing argument.
Discover Steve’s masterful tips for delivering a closing argument in a DWI case and how to attack the breath test in closing.
Learn how to use an opening statement to set up your case and to ultimately support your closing argument.