Jury trials

Can I Represent Myself in a SC Criminal Case?

Can I Represent Myself in a SC Criminal Case?

In most cases, you have the right to represent yourself in any court case including when you are charged with...

How to Argue Reasonable Doubt

How to Argue Reasonable Doubt

Prosecutor: Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is proof that leaves you firmly convinced that the defendant is guilty. It is...

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

“We seriously live in a world where texting a white man to death is a crime but shooting a black...

North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act

North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act

What can be done to stop racial discrimination in jury selection, and, in general, to make our courts equal to...

Batson and How Prosecutors Still Exclude Non-White Jurors

Batson and How Prosecutors Still Exclude Non-White Jurors

Prosecutors believe that all-white juries are more likely to convict Black or Hispanic defendants, leading many to systematically remove all...

America’s History of Excluding Non-Whites From Juries

America’s History of Excluding Non-Whites From Juries

For centuries, African Americans and others of non-European descent in America have been struggling to secure for themselves the most...

Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

Finally, Final Closing Argument For the Defense

Edit: The Court withdrew the Beaty opinion, substituting it for a new opinion where they hold that they do not...

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

State v. Berry – How to Get Inadmissible Testimony in Front of the Jury

If you are a prosecutor, anyway:  When an objection is sustained, just keep asking similar questions so the jury can...

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

When Is Brain Damage a Valid Defense?

In Winkler v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court reversed and remanded a capital murder defendant’s case so that his attorneys...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...