Looking back at 2015, here are the most-read legal articles on this blog, from the realistic courtroom procedures in the movie My Cousin Vinny to the top reasons police pull over vehicles to what to wear to court. To read an article, click on the article title.

 

Missed a court date? Not to worry, here's what to do (image is in the public domain, courtesy of Ryan McGuire, Gratisography)

Missed a court date? Take a deep breath—here’s what to do (image is in the public domain, courtesy Ryan McGuire, Gratisography)

7. Late or Missed a Court Date? Here’s What to Do

Since 2013, this article appears frequently in readers’ favorites on this blog.

 

6. Lessons for Every Lawyer from “My Cousin Vinny”

It often surprises non-lawyers that the hilarious 1992 courtroom drama My Cousin Vinny also provides examples of realistic courtroom procedures, including cross-examination techniques, preparation of case theory, and more.

 

5. Do It Yourself DUI/DMV Representation: Three Top Mistakes People Make

Sometimes people think a DMV court is somehow easier than a “regular” court. Unfortunately, the laws concerning driver’s license revocation are more complicated than DUI laws in general.

 

Police officer giving a roadside sobriety test to a drunk driver (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

Police officer giving a roadside sobriety test to a drunk driver (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

4. Three Tips for What NOT to Do If Pulled Over for a DUI

This is one of several 2012 articles that continue to be readers’ favorites over the years.

 

3. Should You Lie or Not Talk to the Police?

Another popular article since 2012.

 

2. Don’t Be a Cop Magnet: Top 10 Reasons Police Pull Over Vehicles

And another 2012 favorite.

 

Witness in business suit, testifying in court (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

Witness in business suit, testifying in court (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

1. Sartorial Tips from a Lawyer: What to Wear to Court

To my wife’s unending amusement, this post has remained the most popular article month after month at Shaun Kaufman Law. This article isn’t based on the latest news in GQ, but on what is appropriate, what messages different colors send to a jury and judge (learned some of this at a trial academy years ago), to shave or not to shave, and more.

Thank you, readers, for dropping by my legal blog — have a great 2016!

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Shaun Kaufman has 30 years of in-court experience, with hundreds of hours spent defending numerous high-profile cases including homicide, white-collar theft and RICO offenses. Specialties: Criminal defense, personal injury, business litigation, DUI.

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