I recently second-chaired a week-long jury trial on an armed home-invasion robbery case involving a twelve-count indictment. The State put on over twenty witnesses. I made the opening statement and cross-examined many of the State’s witnesses, including the forensic witnesses and the cooperating codefendant. I am posting my draft opening statement in this case in the hopes that I can get some feedback and pointers from more experienced criminal defense lawyers. The opening statement went pretty much as written here. Suggestions are welcome.
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