Criminal Procedures


What are some commonly alleged errors in criminal trials?

Some errors that are used concern a trial judge’s exclusion or admission of certain evidence, failure to give a particular jury instruction, or failure to consider mitigating factors when imposing a sentence. Other arguments often advanced are that the prosecutor made improper statements during his closing argument, that the trial court failed to adequately protect the defendant’s constitutional rights by failing to exclude certain evidence, and that the jury’s verdict was against the weight of evidence.


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