Charles Brandt is a former junior high English teacher; welfare investigator in East Harlem; homicide investigator, prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware. In private practice since 1976, Brandt was elected president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Delaware Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named by his peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" and one of the "Best Lawyers in Delaware." He is a frequent speaker on cross-examination and interrogation techniques for reluctant witnesses. Brandt is the author of a novel based on major crimes he solved through interrogation, The Right to Remain Silent (1988); and the true crime books: I Heard You Paint Houses (2004); and Donnie Brasco – Unfinished Business (2007, with Joe Pistone, the real life Donnie Brasco).