Let us say it right now – the opening statement is the most important moment of a sexual assault case. Let me repeat that – the opening statement is the most important moment in a sexual assault case. Studies have shown that over 80 percent of jurors make their minds up about a case after opening statements. Panel members will make their minds up during that statement whether to like you or you attorney. They will make their minds up at that moment whether to support the prosecutor or root for you. The opening statement is you story. It is your attorney’s opportunity to turn the tide of the war and honestly and justly stand up to the Government. In this video Robert discusses how approaches opening statements in sex assault cases and the importance of credibility with the panels. If you are accused of sexual assault call us today. We can help.
We all know the saying, “proof beyond a reasonable doubt.” We have heard it in movies, on TV shows, and in popular culture. But what does it actually mean? In this video Mickey and Robert discuss what beyond a reasonable means and how it’s important in your case. They also discuss the definition of preponderance of the evidence, which is the burden of proof that is applied during an administrative separation board. If you have questions about the burden of proof or if you are facing a courts-martial, call us today. We can help.