NACDL - Cross Country: Unpacking the Many Deceptions Inside a Single Lie

Cross Country: Unpacking the Many Deceptions Inside a Single Lie

Initially, the witness gives a false story: “I was eating pizza with my cousin.” But now the witness says the truth is that he was with defense counsel’s client — robbing a store. Lawyers sometimes mistakenly believe that the payoff is the admission of the untruthful statement. The big payoff, Larry Pozner explains, is something deeper.