Example sentences for: defendant

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

  • (Astonishingly, the brief Times story finds room to list each defendant's income, as in "Mr Fairley, a father of two, earns about £46,000 a year as European sales manager for a medical equipment firm."

  • A last ditch defense effort to portray MaîtreCrèche as a peasant ignorant of France's tough laws on the use of such expressions backfired when the prosecution unveiled a book found in the defendant's office entitled 108 Franglaish Expressions That Can Get You Put in Jail If You Use Them In This Country.

  • Jurors are kept off-balance--and in need of additional guidance from the bench--by the judge, who instructs them to convict if the defendant is guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt," without telling them whether a "reasonable doubt" consists of a 1 percent risk of error, a 5 percent risk of error, or a 10 percent risk of error.

  • Reasonable doubt may be a “sow's ear,’ but the jury understands that the judge is telling them to be damned sure the defendant is guilty before they hang him.

  • For example, a double jeopardy defense would certainly fail if a defendant claimed that he couldn't be prosecuted for a second assault on a victim just because he was convicted of assaulting her two years earlier.


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