I am thrilled to announce that last week I defended a case in Jefferson Circuit Court and received jury verdicts of NOT GUILTY on all counts of the indictment! The charges were Rape in the First Degree and Assault in the Fourth Degree. My client maintained from day one that the act was consensual, and […]
The Jury Has Spoken…
… And clearly this Jefferson County jury followed the law, but also sent a message about the shifting public opinion of gay marriage. Dominique James (represented by Annie O’Connell) and Maurice Blanchard (represented by Ted Shouse) are a homosexual couple who wanted to obtain a marriage license from the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office. When they […]
Wait… This is a Murder Trial?
Last week, a juror in Mississippi was held in contempt of court, fined $100, and jailed for two days after she fell asleep during jury selection and then did not return for the remaining voir dire after the lunch break. I’m not sure what angered the judge the most, but I’ve seen jurors fall asleep […]