Outside CounselCarrie H. Cohen, New York Law Journal
Recent Trials Show Importance of Investigating Cooperating Witnesses
Carrie H. Cohen writes: Cooperation agreements long have offered defense lawyers a potentially powerful avenue of attack. But the typical line of attack on cross-examination of cooperating witnesses, using his or her own crimes and desire to avoid a long prison sentence to undermine the witness's credibility, should be part of a much broader strategy. Everything—employment history, prior convictions, marital records, litigation history—should be open for scrutiny.
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