Elementary ‐Global View ‐ Understanding a Trial(C0204)
Lawyer: Your honor, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, My client, Robert Malone, has been accused of a crime he did not commit. The prosecution has accused my client of being a pickpocket! I know we have heard the testimony of many people here today, . . . . people who claim the defendant, my client, stole their wallets. I feel sorry for these victims, I really do. . . . . . . . . but my client is innocent!
Lawyer: Let’s look at the facts. . . one: These ’so-called’ witnesses did not actually see the defendant steal anything. . . . . . . . . . two: When the police stopped him, he did not have any of the stolen wallets. There is no evidence.
Lawyer: Therefore, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I ask you to think carefully before giving your verdict. My client is innocent!
Judge: Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, have you reached a verdict?
Jury member: Yes, your honor. our verdict is. . . . . . not guilty!
Robert: Thank you so much! You were great! Thank you for all your hard work!
Lawyer: You’re welcome Robert! I knew you were innocent so my job was easy. Take care of yourself, okay? Robert: Thanks once again...
Lawyer: Hey! Where’s my wallet?