Example sentences for: defendant

How can you use “defendant” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Or alternatively, will those same scans be used to argue for harsher sentences, since the defendant is clearly “hardwired” to commit similar crimes again?

  • Simply affording the defendant the opportunity to commit the crime does not constitute inducement.

  • Such a trade-off would diminish considerably the ability of the police to get at the truth, since jailhouse interrogation in the absence of a lawyer is more likely to "break" a guilty defendant than a courtroom deposition conducted with the assistance of counsel is.

  • Perhaps the least likely use of fMRI is in determining if a defendant is telling the truth, according to Hank Greely, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, since compelling someone on trial to submit to an fMRI could be seen as a violation of the Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination, just as giving spoken testimony against oneself is.

  • In 27 percent of the cases, the charges were dismissed or the defendant was found not guilty.


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