The lawyer who defended Erik and Lyle Menendez in their first trial describes some of her many other high-profile cases, including the Bob's Big Boy murders and the Chinatown case in which her investigation led to the truth about the crime. 150,000 first printing. Tour....
|Title||:||The Defense Is Ready: Life In The Trenches Of Criminal Law|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
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The Defense Is Ready: Life In The Trenches Of Criminal Law Reviews
Although I do not agree with Leslie's views on many social stands, I do admire her passion as a criminal defense lawyer. She is one of the best in the business if you understand how she feels about her clients. I always enjoy reading crime books that take place close to home and in this case she discusses cases she has taken on in the Los Angeles County area. One of the gruesomest cases she discussed in the book was about a boy who was dismembered by his father. Or so everyone believed. The truth eventually came out and the truth was just as shocking as the actual crime itself. There are some cases that always are interesting to me and that I always take the opportunity to read more on when I can. The Erik and Lyle Menendez case is one of them. Leslie described some of her defense in Erik's case and I must admit that I had not really thought so much of the brothers being molested by their father as much as I do now. Overall, it was a great book with interesting cases.
This is not a new book by any means, but it was very interesting. Especially since I've been in a run of "thrillers" with lawyers as the protags. Abramson is an inveterate defense lawyer and rule follower. Book is biographical, chronological and specific showing the behind-the-scenes machinations of the criminal justice system.A candid exploration of trials. She especially inveighs against the "popularization" of crimes on the media such as Court TV and others where verdicts are predicted (rather like this year's election) even before the defense has a chance to present its case. She believes fair trials are a thing of the past, citing in particular the Mendendez brothers whom she represented.
An unexpected surprise of a book that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you intterested with the reality and honesty of the stories and writing. The themes are those studied in criminal justice classes, but with the real-world applications to support them. Anyone interested in criminal defense should consider this a must-read.