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Criminal defense attorneys Jessa Nicholson Goetz and Nicholas (Nick) Gansner discuss high profile trials, defense strategies, popular culture’s fixation on crime, and all other things related to criminal justice and criminal law. We try to use actual trial records and motions to explain how a verdict is reached in cases that surprise people, and to highlight some lesser known cases. We also like to talk about bail, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, etc. We think we are kind of funny some days, and hope you do, too. Other days, we're pretty angry, and we hope you are, too. This is unedited and low-fi, so if you're skilled in sound engineering or production, we'll probably drive you crazy (apologies in advance.)

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Criminal defense attorneys Jessa Nicholson Goetz and Nicholas (Nick) Gansner discuss high profile trials, defense strategies, popular culture’s fixation on crime, and all other things related to criminal justice and criminal law. We try to use actual trial records and motions to explain how a verdict is reached in cases that surprise people, and to highlight some lesser known cases. We also like to talk about bail, criminal justice reform, juvenile justice, etc. We think we are kind of funny some days, and hope you do, too. Other days, we're pretty angry, and we hope you are, too. This is unedited and low-fi, so if you're skilled in sound engineering or production, we'll probably drive you crazy (apologies in advance.)

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New fan

By Go Cubs Go, in TX - Feb 19 2020
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I loathe defense attorneys, but this is a great show!

Amazing!

By Pattyroy - Feb 11 2020
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I just cannot get enough of these two! Totally hooked!

iTunes Ratings

614 Ratings
Average Ratings
481
34
14
11
74

New fan

By Go Cubs Go, in TX - Feb 19 2020
Read more
I loathe defense attorneys, but this is a great show!

Amazing!

By Pattyroy - Feb 11 2020
Read more
I just cannot get enough of these two! Totally hooked!
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Getting Off

Latest release on May 27, 2020

All 267 episodes from oldest to newest

267: Marsy and...Karen?

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Nick and Jessa talk about a viral video that highlights some of the potential problems with Marsy's Law.

May 27 2020

48mins

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266: Ep.266: Play Stupid Games, Win Stupid Prizes

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Jessa and Nick talk about the now-constitutionally mandated Marsy's Law in Wisconsin.

May 20 2020

47mins

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265: Ep.265: Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row

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Nick and Jessa get an incredible opporunity to talk to death row inmate Terry Robinson and journalist Tessie Castillo about their new book, Crimson Letters: Voices From Death Row.  It's available on amazon.com and there's a link on the www.gettingoffpod.com website to purchase.

May 13 2020

59mins

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264: Ep.264: Rhoades Conclusion

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Jessa and Nick wrap up the conversation about the criminalization of potential HIV spread.

May 06 2020

36mins

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263: Guerra/Rhoades, Part 2

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Jessa and Nick talk facts.  Also, we were named one of the top ten criminal defense podcasts. Check the rest of the list out here! https://blog.feedspot.com/criminal_defense_podcasts/

Apr 29 2020

34mins

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262: Ep.262: Criminalization of Disease/Intro to Guerra and Rhoades

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It's so topical, guys!  Let's talk about what happens when we line up public health crises and the law!

Apr 22 2020

45mins

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261: Ep.261: The Wisconsin Election

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Nick and Jessa talk about how criminal law bizarrely dictates the discussion around some judicial elections, how it was that most states postponed their primaries but Wisconsin's happened with in-person voting, and more from quarantine life.

Apr 16 2020

1hr 6mins

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260: Ep.260: Scott Panetti Finale

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Jessa and Nick are social distancing and recording, which has led to arguably the worst audio they've ever produced.  (Which all of you know is really saying something.)  We rushed to post this because we missed last week and did not send it to our editor.  If it's intolerable, let us know and we'll pull it and have it edited and put it back up.  We think it's a fun conversation about appeals, competency, and how courts define words, though.

Apr 09 2020

43mins

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259: Ep. 259: Scott Panetti, Part 2 (Pro se litigation & standby counsel)

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Jessa and Nick had technical difficulties due to the ongoing social distancing orders, so she is joined by Paisley, their associate attorney, to discuss the legal standards applied to determining if a defendant can represent themselves and what role standby counsel plays in trials with pro se defendants.

Mar 25 2020

47mins

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258: Ep.258: Scott Panetti, Part 1

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Nick and Jessa are back to finally tackle the "People's Choice" case voted for on Facebook...like three months later. Oops. They're going all the way back to the early 90's in Texas. Part 1 introduces the case of Scott Panetti, a man with a lengthy and well-documented history of mental illness, who was charged with capital offenses. They also break down the differences between NGI and competency.

Thanks to Smithsonian Channel Plus, a new sponsor!

Mar 19 2020

45mins

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