I'm a big believer in the fact that life is about preparation, preparation, preparation.
Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
We've got to be judged by how we do in times of crisis
I want to describe myself, not be described by others.
If it doesn't fit, you must acquit.
If you commit perjury in a so-called first-degree murder case, and you're caught red-handed for the entire world to see, and you get only a $200 fine, what kind of message does that send about lying in our courts?
If it doesn't make sense, you must find for the defense.
An opening statement is like a guide or a road map. It's a very delicate thing.
The president appoints the judges. Your lives and your children's lives can change by all of these appellate court judges who will be appointed who will reinterpret laws, and things can change.
I'm from the South, where if you walk down the street and there's somebody behind you talking with a Southern accent, you can't tell whether it's a black or a white person.
If it does not fit, you must acquit.
Jurors want courtroom lawyers to have some compassion and be nice.
I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
Black jurors sit on juries every day and convict black people every day.
On January 10, 1963, I was sworn in as a lawyer, so next January 10 I will have practiced law for 40 years, and I've loved every minute of it.
Since the Puffy Combs case in New York, I will not try any more criminal cases
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