Defense Counsel Closing Statements in Sex Assault – SVU Case

Defense Counsel Closing Statements in Sex Assault – SVU Case

For defense counsel, closing argument is the last chance to remind the jury of the prosecution’s high burden of proof and to persuade the jury that there is, at a minimum, reasonable doubt as to the defendant’s guilt.Client was facing 5 counts of sexual assault by two different children. The trial was a three weeks trial. Prosecution had five experts and 9 witnesses. The jury deliberated for 3.5 days and ended with a hung jury. According to a juror they were locked at 10-2 not guilty.

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