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Defense Attorney Skeptical Of New Legislation

The Bill to amend the Criminal Procedure Code Act that was passed in Parliament on Monday does not sit well with one well-known attorney in the country.

Noted attorney Murrio Ducille has been in the game for several years now and has represented some high-profiled clients like Prince Hepburn and most recently Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs.

Mr. Ducille sat down with the Bahama Journal yesterday and said he doesn’t really agree with what the proposed bill would do for people standing on trial.

Under the Bill, unsworn statements from the prisoner’s dock would be a thing of the past – opening the accused to take the witness stand to be crossed examined.

According to Mr. Ducille, this would not be fair for defendants, particularly those that are innocent and would be made to look guilty because of their inability to handle pressure while on the witness stand.

“Even people who are just mere witnesses for the prosecution, it is very difficult for them to go in the witness box and give evidence sometimes,” he said.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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