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One Wrong Word by Mark Anthony Given

Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. -William Burroughs

     EVERY MONTH MY MUSE APPEARED.  The Federal Reporter's came and for nearly a week, like scoring before the dealer left town, I was good for at least a week.  Down South, we call it Hog Heaven. You weren’t supposed to take law books out of the library, but after a few long weekends of withdrawals, I'd grab whatever Volume I was at, and spend the whole weekend pouring over the cases for something I could use.  From the Top Down when I walk into a court room I ain't bringing a hammer.  I got Sledge Hammer in my sock and if I can't baffle them with the Facts I'll Hammer them with the Law.  And if that doesn't work, I'll Tap'em out in the Parking Lot:  I got to Win.  This is a rare business where who ever does the most Homework Wins and I got time on my side...
       Anyone with Writer’s Block, the monthly publications are a wealth of characters and case's of espionage, embezzlement's, King Pins, small time crooks and Big Time Rats.  That's how I found this case; going page by page, case by case and taking notes.
       ONE WRONG WORD THROW'S OUT your sentence and conviction out?  Check this out:
        AT THE VERY END OF THE TRIAL, once again there is a whole set of mandatory jury instructions; you don't have to prove your innocence, you don’t have to testify, the indictment is not evidence is against you, a handful of mandatory instructions when deciding a fellow man's fate. "Ladies and gentleman, if the government has failed to meet its burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt you should acquit." Right there that one word, "should". There is no “should” about it. It's not like well if you want to, or, you can but you don't have too. If the government fails to meet its burden of proof you "Must" acquit. 69 F3d something. Believe it or not, as the case explains, that one word effects the very structural integrity of the trial itself, requiring outright reversal in habeas or on Direct Appeal. It's the first place I look for guys who have no other option...
       DOWN FOR THE COUNT, warm up the Body bag.  I've seen Men's cases who have spent fortunes and years in prison and argued everything in the Kitchen Sink went wrong, and and the brightest lawyers and sharpest Judges mow right over it.  Like everything I prepared I prepared to lose in the district court, lose on appeal and lose in their hillbilly State Supreme Court.  But when I got their ass in front of a Chief Federal Judge for the Whatever Court of Appeals, a couple of years from now, I will WIN! 
      TO DO THAT YOU HAVE TO PROTECT THE RECORD.  prepare to lose in the lower courts.   Whatever you do, at all times and under no circumstances, try and cheat the Muse... 

 This very first ever eBook created on Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot simultaneously!, “Real Men, Real Case's, Real Life Heist’s First Fall,” the entirely true story Cover to cover, Beginning to end, Word for word, Page to page, Edit to edit, right down to the very last One wrong word: Began April 27, 2013 to Present By Mark Anthony Given. 1:37 PM 5/2/2013

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