A defendant is entitled to present alternate theories of defense at trial. And the jury must receive each instruction supported by the evidence—regardless of which party presents that evidence. In State v. Lindemuth, Christopher Joseph and Carrie Parker’s application of this law resulted in a reversed conviction for their client. The case began in 2015,…

On December 8, 2015, Terra McDaniel was required to report for jury duty in Sedgwick County District Court. Due to emergency circumstances, proper care for her young child was unavailable, and she was unable to report for jury duty on time. When she arrived late, she was told to report at a hearing on December…

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