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State v. DW

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: New Trial.

Description: Appeal case. Defendant accused of theft from museum. Prosecutor had argued in summation that an innocent man would have explained art object found in his possession. This is a violation of the right to silence. Trial lawyer did not object. I briefed the issue and argued in oral hearing, won right to new trial. DA's office eventually dropped charge rather than retry.

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