Necessity - A fight into which both parties enter willingly, or in which two persons, upon a sudden quarrel, and in hot blood, mutually fight upon equal terms. ... Long-gone
are the quasi-mandatory fist-fights between school boys, as a rite of passage into manhood. 17. Pro Se Defendant - Party representing themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. 18. Presumption of Innocence - A legal presumption that benefits a defendant in a criminal case and which results in acquittal in the event that the prosecutor does not prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 19. Rebuttal - The act of disputing, defeating, or taking away the effect of acts or arguments. 20. Self-Defense - A common defense by a person accused of assault, battery or homicide. 21. Speedy Trial Demand – A defendant has a right to demand a trial within a short time under the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Charges must be dismissed and the defendant released if the period expires without trial. 22. Trial de novo - Refers to a new trial on the entire case conducted as if there had been no trial in the first instance. De novo is a Latin expression meaning "anew," "from the beginning.” Chapter 12 - Review Questions – 3, 6, and 7 3. Does the press have a greater right to attend a trial than the average citizen?
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