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Jury Selection Not Allowing Defense To Question Potential Jury Battered Spouse

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Jul 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Aggravated battery causing great bodily harm -- Jury -- Voir dire -- Trial court abused its discretion by refusing to allow defense counsel to question potential jurors as to their understanding and opinions regarding battered-spouse syndrome, the theme underlying defendant's theory of self-defense.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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