On November 17, 2016, I actually visited Us District The courtroom for the District of Maryland, which can be located in Trail, MD. I attended a jury trial for the truth of USA v. Ogundele, Oloyede, Popoola and Popoola. The brand number is PWG 15-0277. Defendants happen to be being charged for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. The presiding Assess is Paul W. Grimm. The phone number to the courthouse is (301) 344-0660.
On the day in the jury trial, I found the court hosue before 9am. The inside of the courthouse looked amazing, however , the trial didn't start at 9am as I expected till 9: 10am. On the left side of the courtroom take a seat 3 section attorneys. Around the right part sit four defendants and 4 lawbreaker attorneys. Prior to the Judge arrived, people were all chatting to each other, it seemed relaxed and chill.
At on the lookout for: 10, the Judge arrived, we observed "All Climb. " After that we read "All Rise" again, the jury arrived, some of them keeping their refreshments. The court included people of different races and age range, but most of them are middle-aged. After we all sit down, the trial officially began. The defendants will be immigrants via Nigeria, and perhaps they are suspected of committing wire fraud and money laundering using car sales as being a cover between the United States and Nigeria.
First, one of the criminal lawyers started final argument upon behalf on Mr. Oloyede. He began with notifying the jurors their very own responsibilities, "It is up to one to make the decisions in the approach to justice. " In his fights, Mr. Oloyede is the first college student in the family; even though his transcript shows it was a little while until him quite a long time to finish his degree, it had been only because his family sold out of money during the time. Mr. Oloyede is also a tough working child who functions 3 or 4 jo...
... 't too thrilling for me.
Comparing as to what we learned in class, there may be some relevance. When the legal attorneys had been stating the jury's obligations, they the two mentioned: "the right to trial by jury is primary. " That is the Sixth Modification we brought up in class. Also, when the attorneys were defending their customers, they mentioned multiple times the fact that evidence criminal prosecution presents should be beyond a fair doubt, which in turn we emphasized in class, too.
We didn't find much connection between the jury and the legal professionals, the jury is prohibited to ask questions anyways. Quite often it was just the attorneys were talking from their notes along with some body language, for example , using their hands after they refer to lack of, and the jurors were tuning in carefully. General, it was a nice experience see the court the first time.