Press Release Featured MEMBER PROFILE – MICHAEL MCCABE CDBA CDLC June 2011 Newsletter

Criminal Defense Attorney San Diego CA Michael J. McCabePress Release

CDBA-CDLC Criminal Defense Newsletter www.sddefense.org

A JOINT PUBLICATION OF THE SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSEBAR ASSOCIATION AND THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER’S CLUB

Featured MEMBER PROFILE – MICHAEL MCCABE CDBA CDLC June 2011 Newsletter

FUNNIEST THING A JUROR HAS SAID TO MIKE: “‘Those

cops must have thought we were all retarded.’ – Statement

from Foreperson of Jury following acquittal of Eugene Davi-

dovich of all charges in the prosecution of him for posses-

sion for sale and sale of medical marijuana.”

 

SILLIEST CHARGE MIKE HAS HAD TO DEFEND SOME-

ONE FOR: “A young girl who was charged with possession

of alcohol by a minor when she picked up a can of beer left

on the beach and was in route to put it in a trash can when

intercepted by an overzealous police officer. To his credit,

Judge Gallagher didn’t even wait to hear the defense case

before dismissing the charges.”

 

FAVORITE LAW/OPINION: “My favorite opinion is People

v. Konow, (2004) 32 Cal 4th 995. I love reading about

myself.”

 

LEAST FAVORITE LAW/OPINION: “All the rest of them.”

 

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT: “Anywhere in Italy, except

Genoa. My wife and I are particularly fond of Venice

(Venezia) which we believe to be the most beautiful and

romantic spot in the world which we have visited so far.”

 

FAVORITE QUOTE: “There are a number of them by Mark

Twain. My favorite is, ‘It is better to keep your mouth shut and

appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.’ However,

as virtually everyone who knows me is aware, I have frequently

violated this rule, to my great chagrin. I am also partial to an-

other Mark Twain quote, ‘Whatever you say, say it with convic-

tion.’ I think I’ve managed to follow this one just about invaria-

bly. Finally, there’s my own victory mantra: There is no substi-

tute for total and complete victory.”

 

ADVICE TO COLLEAGUES: “Come up with a theory of

defense and stick to it. In other words, as Benjamin Frank-

lin Rayborn advised me, ‘Don’t mix chicken s**t with

chicken salad.’”

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