Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Use Stories to Create a Great Opening Statement in Court

This video explains why you should use stories to create a great opening statement in court. Since the opening statement is your first opportunity to tell the jury about your case, use stories to help them process and remember the evidence.
In this video, defense attorney Stephen Gustitis describes why using stories is the best way to craft an opening statement in court. Using a story in the opening statement can help guide the jury and place the evidence in context, especially for an opening statement for criminal defense. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to prepare opening statements in court.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

How to Use Jury Selection Questions to Defend Criminal Charges

This video explains how to use jury selection questions to identify biased jurors during the jury selection process when defending criminal charges. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about jury selection questions and tips and the best criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal lawyer Stephen Gustitis describes how to use crafted jury selection questions to help identify jurors who may be biased against your theory of defense in a criminal case. Encouraging jurors to reveal their true beliefs during the jury selection process is one of the principal jury selection tips in this video. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use jury selection questions to identify biased jurors.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

What is the Secret Ingredient for a Great Cross Examination?

This video explains the secret ingredient for preparing a great cross examination. It avoids cross examination techniques, rather the video explains how deep creative thought is the key to developing a great cross examination in court. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about cross examination and the best criminal defense attorney in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, defense attorney Stephen Gustitis describes his secret ingredient for preparing cross examination in court. Deep creative thought is considered the key to the art of cross examination and for preparing the best cross examination possible. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to prepare the best cross examination.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Grand Jury Testimony - Should the Defendant Testify?

This video explains grand jury testimony and the pros & cons of defendant testimony to the grand jury in their own defense. The video further considers the grand jury process and a grand jury hearing. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about grand jury testimony and the best criminal lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis describes how grand jury testimony can help and hurt a criminal defendant. The grand jury process is explained, as well as how does a grand jury work. In particular, should a criminal defendant waive their right to silence and offer grand jury testimony to defend themselves? Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including grand jury testimony and the grand jury process.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Pros & Cons of a Pretrial Diversion Program in Criminal Cases

This video explains the pros and cons of a pretrial diversion program, sometimes known as pretrial intervention. It considers how pretrial diversion works in criminal cases, its advantages and disadvantages. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about a pretrial diversion program and the best criminal defense attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal attorney Stephen Gustitis describes how a pretrial diversion program works in criminal pre-trial proceedings and how it can help and hurt a person charged with a crime. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including the advantages and disadvantages of a pretrial diversion program.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus? Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains.

What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus? This video explains habeas corpus and provides examples of pre-trial and post-conviction writs. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about the writ of habeas corpus, the meaning of habeas corpus, and the best criminal defense lawyer in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis answers the question: what is a writ of habeas corpus? He explains habeas corpus in terms of challenging unlawful pre-trial and post-conviction confinement or restraint. Habeas corpus is defined and examples are provided. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including explaining writs of habeas corpus.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How to Use Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals to Defend Forensics

This video describes the Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals scientific and legal challenges to forensics in criminal court. It's the 2nd video in our series on utilizing science and law to defend against forensic evidence.

In this video, College Station criminal defense attorney Stephen Gustitis explains how to use the scientific and legal principles of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals to defend against forensics in the courtroom. This is video #2 in our series on forensic evidence. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including Daubert v Merrell Dow.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Forensic Evidence - Intersection of Science and Law

This video describes forensic evidence as the intersection of science and law. It begins a new series on using science and law to defend against forensic evidence in court. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about forensic evidence and how to defend against forensics when charged with a crime in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis introduces a new series on forensic evidence as the intersection of science and the law and how to use science and law to defend against forensics in the courtroom. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including defending against forensic science in court.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

How to Withdraw a Guilty Plea After Sentencing

This video explains a criminal appeal and how to withdraw a guilty or no contest plea using a motion for new trial or writ of habeas corpus. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about criminal appeal, how to withdraw a guilty plea after sentencing, and the best criminal defense attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, defense attorney Stephen Gustitis explains how to withdraw a guilty or no contest plea following sentencing in a criminal case using a motion for new trial or writ of habeas corpus. The video discusses this appeal route in criminal cases and criminal appeal procedure. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including criminal appeals and withdrawing a guilty or no contest plea.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Actual Authority vs Apparent Authority to Consent to Police Searches

This video explains actual authority vs apparent authority regarding a consent search in criminal law and how the police use a person's consent to avoid the 4th Amendment probable cause search requirement. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about actual authority vs apparent authority and criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal lawyer Stephen Gustitis explains the difference between actual authority vs apparent authority when the police request consent to search. The video also considers some simple examples of actual authority and apparent authority. The video is #2 in our series on consent searches and Fourth Amendment rights in criminal law. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including actual authority vs apparent authority to consent in criminal investigations.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

What is Consent to Search in Criminal Law?

This video begins a new series on consent to search in criminal cases and how the police use a person's consent to avoid the 4th Amendment probable cause requirement. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about Fourth Amendment consent searches and criminal attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, attorney Stephen Gustitis explains what consent to search is and how suspects unknowingly waive their 4th Amendment right to a search based upon probable cause. The video also considers some limitations on consent searches. For example, consent must be voluntarily given, police cannot exceed the scope of a person's consent, and consent to search can be withdrawn at any time. The video begins our new series on consent searches in criminal cases. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including 4th Amendment consent searches in criminal investigations.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

5th Amendment Pretrial Motions to Suppress Evidence of Criminal Confessions

This video explains 5th Amendment pretrial motions to suppress evidence of criminal confessions and how they are used to defend criminal charges. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for additional details about pre-trial motions to suppress confessions and criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal defense attorney Stephen Gustitis considers when pre-trial motions to suppress evidence can be used to suppress confessions from a criminal trial. The video discusses some common situations where a confession is illegally obtained. For example, a confession following an illegal detention, involuntary confessions, and confessions obtained in violation of Miranda rights. The video is #4 in our series on pretrial motions in criminal prosecutions and discusses criminal pre-trial proceedings. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use pretrial motions to suppress confessions from criminal court.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Lie Detector Test to Improve Criminal Plea Bargaining

Enjoy our latest playlist at Gustitis Law which marries the use of polygraph tests and plea bargaining in criminal defense cases. Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How to Use Pretrial Motions for Discovery to Defend Criminal Charges

This video explains how criminal pretrial motions for discovery can be used to help you prepare and defend your charges in criminal pre-trial proceedings. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about pre-trial motions for discovery and the best criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal attorney Stephen Gustitis defines a criminal pre-trial motion for discovery of evidence and how it can be used to defend your charges. The video also discusses some common examples of pre-trial discovery. For example, police reports, lab results, dash-cam videos, and witness statements. The video is #3 in our series on pretrial motions in criminal prosecutions and discusses criminal pre-trial proceedings. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use pretrial motions for discovery to help defend your criminal case.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

4th Amendment Pretrial Motions to Suppress Evidence in Criminal Cases

This video considers 4th Amendment pretrial motions to suppress evidence and how they can be used to defend your criminal charges. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about pre-trial motions to suppress and criminal defense attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, criminal lawyer Stephen Gustitis, defines when pre-trial motions to suppress evidence can be used to suppress evidence from a criminal trial. The video also discusses some common situations where the police illegally seize evidence. For example, following an illegal detention, searching without probable cause, and searching with a defective search warrant. The video is #2 in our series on pretrial motions in criminal prosecutions and discusses criminal pre-trial proceedings. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use pretrial motions to suppress evidence to help defend your criminal case.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Introduction to Pretrial Motions in Criminal Defense Cases

This video begins a new series on pretrial motions in criminal cases and how they can help you defend criminal charges. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about pre-trial motions and criminal defense lawyers in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis defines what pre-trial motions are and how pretrial motions in criminal cases can help defend charges. The video also discusses some common examples like pretrial motions to suppress evidence and suppression of statements.The video begins our new series on pretrial motions in criminal prosecutions and discusses criminal pre-trial proceedings. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use pretrial motions to suppress evidence to help defend your criminal charges.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Should Criminal Defendants Ever Take a Police Polygraph Exam?

This video describes why a police polygraph test is not protected by the attorney client privilege and that anyone considering taking a lie detector test should hire their own polygraph expert to administer the examination.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis makes clear that a polygraph examination administered by the police is not protected by the attorney client privilege. It also examines four reasons why a criminal suspect should ask their criminal defense attorney to hire a private polygraph expert to administer any lie detector tests. This is the final video in our series on how a polygraph examination can be used to help defend your criminal case. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use polygraph examinations to help defend your criminal charges.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Can a Polygraph Examination Help Defend Your Criminal Charges?

This video explains how a polygraph examination (lie detector test) can be used to help defend your criminal charges. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about polygraph examinations (lie detector tests) and criminal defense in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains how a polygraph examination can be used to help defend criminal charges. It also examines the limitations upon the use of a polygraph test. The video is #2 in our series on how a polygraph examination can be used to help defend your criminal case. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use polygraph examinations to help defend your criminal charges.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Using a Polygraph Examination (Lie Detector) in Criminal Defense

This video begins a new series on how a polygraph examination can be used to help your criminal defense. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about polygraph examinations (lie detector test) and criminal defense attorneys in Bryan-College Station, TX.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains a polygraph examination and how they are used by the police to induce confessions and by employers to screen applicants. The video begins our series on how a polygraph examination can be used to help defend your criminal charges. The video also explains the polygraph device, the polygraph theory, and the reliability of polygraph tests. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including how to use polygraph examinations to help defend your criminal charges.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Right to Speedy Trial - Should You Request a Speedy Trial?

When considering your right to speedy trial, should you actively assert your speedy trial right by requesting a trial? This video is #3 in our series on your right to a speedy public trial provided by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit https://www.gustitislaw.com for more information about your right to speedy trial meaning and whether you should assert your right to a speedy trial in Bryan-College Station, TX courts.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains your right to speedy trial and whether or not you should assert your speedy trial 6th Amendment right and request a trial. The video recommends you consult with your criminal defense attorney about whether a speedy trial is among good criminal defense strategies and tactics in your specific case. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategies, including the meaning and definition of the right to speedy trial.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Right to Speedy Trial - Common Reasons for Criminal Trial Delay

Regarding your right to speedy trial, what are some common reasons for criminal trial delay and should you be concerned? This video is the 2nd in our series on your right to a speedy public trial provided by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains some common reasons why your criminal case may be delayed in light of your right to speedy trial guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. The video discusses routine court delays, lawyer strategy, and deliberate prosecutor delay. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategy, including the meaning and definition of the right to speedy trial.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Has Your 6th Amendment Right to Speedy Trial Been Violated?

What is your right to speedy trial when you face criminal charges? This video begins a new series on your right to a speedy public trial provided by the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

In this video, Stephen Gustitis explains your right to a speedy trial guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. The video discussed the meaning of the right to speedy trial, its definition in the courts, and how the courts test for a violation. Steve is a Texas Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Bryan-College Station, Texas. He has more than 27 years of experience in the field of criminal law and criminal defense in Brazos County. His videos cover a range of the best defense tactics and criminal defense strategy, including the meaning and definition of the right to speedy trial.