#15 Caught on Camera: A Jury Trial Focused on Fraud

Worker's compensation fraud doesn't get the credit it deserves by my fellow prosecutors. The general public, on the other hand, eats these cases up. My opinion is that the public knows that those are are defrauding the system in this way are harming everyone: insurance premiums rise meaning the costs of goods and services also…

Tell a Story That Begins with a Ransom Note

"Moist" This word, written a hundred times on small pieces of paper and littering my entire office space. "Moist" This word, written on a scrolling screensaver, marching across my computer screen. Password changed. "Moist" This word, tucked into my files, creeping into my daily life at the most unpredictable of times. A ransom note like…

#12 A “Who-Done-It” Jury Trial

Eye witness identification is a tricky thing. So many variables come into play that there is an entire jury instruction given. Things like: whether the witness knew the person, race, length of contact, stress of event, lighting conditions, proximity, suggestability of line up, and how closely the witness was paying attention are just a few…