Defending Good People

Catching up on my blog reading, and loving this post about the criminal justice system over at Ernie the Attorney. I think it'll be my new go-to post in response to "How can you defend those people?" Truth is, most people (and most of my clients) are like Ernie's friend - good people who made a mistake (and, therefore, "not the sort of person our justice system should be processing.")


  1. Especially in the field of DUI defense, where most people are law-abiding citizens popped for a very low BAC.

  2. How do you differentiate between crimes that are "mistakes" and crimes that are "not mistakes"?