Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided McManus v. State on Tuesday located here. The issue in the case was sufficiency of the evidence on sexual battery. The Court more or less stated that in a swearing contest it is up to the jury to determine who to believe. These type of cases have to be defended aggressively in order to seek an acquittal. Both sides in these type of cases can have motivations to be less than truthful. Many times some kind of Alford plea may be the best resolution depending on the facts.