#18 No Jury Required.

For #18 we head back into the messy and chaotic world that is domestic violence. This case involved a female defendant who lived with the male victim and their child. At the time of the incident the pair lived together, but the victim slept in the living room and the defendant in the master bedroom…

#17 In my (self) defense…

One of my biggest frustrations when watching high profile cases in the news is the impatience often voiced over delays by prosecutors in making filing decisions. The calls for justice, while important in order to keep the tragedy of the events in the public eye are often misplaced. A full and complete investigation is always…

#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…

#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…