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NCJ Number: 77654 Find in a Library
Title: Adversaries - Post Trial Motions
Corporate Author: Michigan Media
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Sponsoring Agency: Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Michigan Media
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Roscoe Pound-American Trial Lawyers Foundation
Washington, DC 20007
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Part of a series of training demonstrations by practicing trial lawyers and law enforcement officers in a criminal prosecution, this film shows the defense attorney offering posttrial motions for possible appellate review in a murder/robbery case in Michigan.
Abstract: The attorney offers the motion following a verdict against the defendant of murder in the second degree. The motion for review is based on the issue of whether the defendant was given a fair trial. Grounds cited for the motion by the defense attorney include the failure of one juror to mention that he had been the victim of a similar offense to that perpetrated by the defendant; the conversation held between one of the jurors and the bailiff in the courtroom; the new evidence that the nephew of the proprietor, who was found dead after the robbery, stood to gain from the death of his uncle; and the contention that the police lineup in which the defendant was identified was illegal. The film ends with court denial of the motion on the grounds of insufficient evidence. For related films in this series, see NCJ 77644-53 and NCJ 77655-59.
Index Term(s): Appeal procedures; Audiovisual aids; Michigan
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