• Episode 11: Burden of Proof

    Ever wonder how much evidence is required to convict someone of a crime? Me neither! But Courtney and Staci do a great job of explaining JUST HOW MUCH. Prepare yourself for just...so many metaphors.


    See the show notes on our website for a handy visual aid!


    E11 - 54m - Jan 28, 2021
  • Episode 10: Family Violence in the Law

    The crew (mostly Courtney and Staci) discuss a hard topic in the legal community: family violence and how it should be treated by the law. Get ready for lots of strong feelings.

    Content warning: general discussion of physical and emotional abuse, explicit examples of physical violence

    **00:19:32-00:20:21 - examples of minor and major acts of violence**

    **01:01:42-01:01:51 - example of minor act of violence**

    00:00:00 Intro

    00:01:22 Resources for Victims of Family Violence

    00:04:59 Legal Definition

    00:11:25 Abusive Relationships + the Cycle of Violence

    00:17:05 Consequences of Conviction

    00:21:02 Defending Victims and Abusers

    00:22:51 Officer Arrests

    00:28:13 District Attorney's Office Treatment of Family Violence Cases

    00:59:49 Final Thoughts

    E10 - 1h 8m - Jan 5, 2021
  • Episode 9: Role of the Judge with Judge Michael De Leon

    The crew discuss the role of a judge in a criminal court. And for the first time are joined by a special guest! The Honorable Judge Michael De Leon, judge of Bexar County Court 7 features in this week’s episode and is pelted by questions from all sides. They also go over what a trial entails (just in case you didn’t get enough from our two-parter), how to behave when coming to court, judges as elected officials, and more.


    NOTE: the audio on this week’s episode got a little funky, so we apologize for that! For info on how THAT happened and ways you might be able to get around it, check out our show notes at www.krausedaileylaw.com/podcast/ep9_roleofthejudge

    E9 - 1h 16m - Nov 24, 2020
  • Episode 8: Right to Remain Silent

    That’s right, IT’S FIFTH AMENDMENT TIME. Kethry knows a bit more about this one, but Courtney and Staci still manage to school her on what it means to plead the fifth.

    E8 - 58m - Nov 10, 2020
  • Episode 7: Presumption of Innocence

    Staci and Courtney explain the concept of “innocence UNLESS proven guilty” and actual manage to stay on topic for most of the episode. Color me surprised.

    E7 - 46m - Oct 27, 2020
  • Episode 6: On Prosecutors

    The gang discusses the lives and times of prosecutors. And also what a DA is. And ethics. And lots of things really, but we managed to keep it under an hour somehow...

    E6 - 57m - Oct 13, 2020
  • Episode 5: Road to Trial Pt. 2

    Staci and Courtney finally get around to explaining all the bits involved in an actual trial, most of which are not dramatic speeches to the jury, apparently.

    E5 - 46m - Sep 29, 2020
  • Episode 4: Road to Trial Pt. 1

    Staci and Courtney explain all the bits of a case that happen before going to trial, because apparently you don’t go straight from a police car to a full blown trial, which Kethry totally knew. Totally.

    Part 1 of 2.

    E4 - 42m - Sep 15, 2020
  • Episode 3: Indigent Defense

    Kethry, Staci, and Courtney discuss the intricacies of defending those who cannot afford a lawyer... which applies to far more people than you'd think.

    E3 - 41m - Aug 28, 2020
  • Episode 2: On Being Defense Attorneys

    Kethry pokes Staci and Courtney into talking about what they love- and don't love- about being defense attorneys. You know. Just getting personal real quick to start us off.

    E2 - 51m - Aug 27, 2020
  • Episode 1: the Sixth Amendment

    Staci and Courtney explain the Sixth Amendment so that the title of the show in any way, shape, or form makes sense.

    E1 - 31m - Aug 26, 2020
  • Episode 0: Introductions

    Courtney, Kethry, and Staci introduce the show and say a bit about themselves, however reluctantly or relevantly, in the process.

    4m - Aug 25, 2020
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