My Last D.U.I.
The catchy title has perhaps caught your attention and you are expecting to read a confession of my past sins involving Driving Under the Influence, i.e., drunk driving.
Your expectation is partially correct, but not in the way that it first seems. This is not about me drinking. It is about me defending drunks as an attorney.
When I was in law school, I prepared to be a trial lawyer. In order to get into courtrooms, I took Civil Trial Practice, Criminal Trial Practice, Legalaid Internship, Moot Court, clerked for a judge, and spent two summers working for a prosecutor, including trying real cases under the supervision of licensed attorneys. My first trial in that office was a D.U.I. I won. It wasn’t that hard. After all, proving alcohol content is science, testing blood or urine of the defendant.
So, when I graduated and passed the bar, I had courtroom…
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