The California Court of Appeal in People v. Hernandez found that when an armed sheriff stood behind the defendant while the defendant was testifying this violated the defendant’s right to a fair trial.
An experienced defense attorney knows that there are many factors a court may not consider in ensuring the defendant’s right to a fair trial. The Court of Appeal found for the defense; the use of an armed guard behind a defendant undermines the fairness of the fact-finding process, thereby prejudicing the jury against the defendant.
When a judge denies a defendant to the right to a fair trial, a defendant needs an experienced criminal defense attorney in California to fight for his or her rights.
If you or a loved one has had his or her right to a fair trial denied, please contact the experienced California defense attorneys at Wallin & Klarich.
Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience handling criminal defense. Let Wallin & Klarich advise you and ensure your rights and freedom are protected under the law. Contact Wallin & Klarich for a consultation at 1-888-280-6839. Also, visit us online at www.wklaw.com to learn more about your case and what can be done.