As of 2:15pm this afternoon, the jury began its deliberations in the Paul Bergrin trial. The jury adjourned at 3:30pm and will return in the morning to continue deliberations. It's hard to tell, but I doubt there will be any quick verdicts in this case. The jurors have a substantial volume of evidence that will require considerable discussion.
Bergrin Trial Minutes 14 March 2013
For most of Paul Bergrin's supporters this is a time reflection on what went right, what went wrong, and how the jury may have perceived the evidence offered by the government, the government's criminal informant witnesses, and the defense witnesses.
Jurors are people and arrive at the trial with preconceptions based on life experiences. There is no way around that for prosecutors or defense. The jury has a tough job in this case.
This blog is clearly based on my own life experiences with the US criminal justice system and has an obvious bias in favor of Paul Bergrin; the title tells you that much. I know how much the citizens truly need attorneys that have a passion for law and represent their clients to the very best of their ability in each and every case.
Paul Bergrin was one of the best in the US and gave his heart and soul to every client in every case. Paul Bergrin challenged the government and challenged the prosecutors. He always felt that everyone deserves a second chance in life. We can only hope that the jurors give him the benefit of the doubt as he did with everyone he met in his law practice and in his life.
I will be notified as soon as the verdicts are in and will post anything I know as soon as I know it. Thanks for your interest in reading the truth about the malicious pursuit and prosecution of one of the most outstanding participants in the US criminal justice system to ever practice law in this country.
Please do grab copies of any documents that you want. I may, or may not, be removing all docs from my website within days after the verdicts have been announced. I will have access to transcripts from this trial within a week or two of the verdicts and will publish all transcripts on my website and links on this blog.