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Welcome new attorney Noah H. Gibson

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On June 2, 2011 we started this office with little more than a philosophy and a dream. The philosophy is to provide legal help with the highest degree of customer service and a client centered approach. The dream is to succeed and expand until the Landsberg […]

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Parental Discipline — The defense to Abuse

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“What high school did you go to?” I asked him in front of the jury.

“Kam”

This defendant didn’t go to Kamehameha, I knew that.  No one from Kamehameha calls it “Kam”, they’re trained to call the school by the full name.  He’s lying to […]

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The Sympathetic Witness — Assault in Palolo

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“Oh my God! Are you okay?”  The prosecutor asked, with entirely more emotion than should be allowed.
It’s just a punch. I could take it, I was more worried about falling down…
“Falling down, why?” As if the everyone in the jury didn’t see the man […]

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Talking out of turn

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Ma’am, isn’t it true you had been drinking that day. (The complaining witness was kind of on my side at this point.)

Yes.

And in fact, you were a little tipsy?

Yes.

A little, intoxicated.

Yes.

Maybe highly intoxicated.  (And I heard a murmur from the […]

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Laying foundation In Trial – A Cute story about trial work

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Bullcoming’s talk about the Gas Chromatograph Spectrometer reminded me of one of my favorite trials and how lawyers have to lay foundation in trials:

It was a three co-defendant case.  The police came to serve a search warrant on an old family property deep in a […]

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The First Trial – Where my dogs at

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“And where was your dog at this time?” The prosecutor asked the complaining witness, knowing that was my entire defense, “Tied up on the other side of the house.”

Then the prosecutor asked the next witness, “And was there a dog involved”      “Oh yeah, Sally-girl was between […]

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The jury is out…

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A real conversation with the judge from my first jury trial, waiting for a verdict:

“Waiting is really the hardest part,” The judge of my first jury trial told me.  The Jury had yet to send back a jury communication, and it had been hours.  Jury communications are […]

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