It's not just the skill of the lawyer, it's hero worship. For reason that totally escapes me, people will let a celebrity get by with stuff ordinary people can't. Recall back when OJ was running from the police in his Bronco that hugh crowds were lined up along the way waving and cheering him on- "Go OJ", "Go OJ". They wanted this guy to escape the police. Now they wouldn't do this for some ordinary joe, and this was before his lawyer was even involved in the case. We just saw the same thing with the Michael Jackson trial where thongs of fans surrounded the courthouse every day. To such fanatics, their hero can do no wrong.