Burks’ Motion for Judgement of Acquittal denied
Paul Burks’ criminal trial has been continuing quietly over the past few days, with proceedings on June 13th seeing Burks Motion for a Judgement of Acquittal denied.
Burks’ motion was filed as the Government rested their case.
After the government closes its evidence or after the close of all the evidence, the court on the defendant’s motion must enter a judgment of acquittal of any offense for which the evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction.
The court may on its own consider whether the evidence is insufficient to sustain a conviction.
If the court denies a motion for a judgment of acquittal at the close of the government’s evidence, the defendant may offer evidence without having reserved the right to do so. (Cornell University Law School)
The trial will now continue, with Burks and his attorney’s presenting his defense.
Footnote: Our thanks to Don@ASDUpdates for providing a copy of July 12th-13th case docket.