A pro se defendant’s right to self-representation in personally cross-examining a child victim who accused him of sexual violence.
- Fairness in the Courts
- Violence Against Women and Girls
- Child Abuse
Legal Momentun's Role:
- Joined Amicus Brief
This Amicus Brief argued that the Trial Court correctly prohibited a pro se defendant from personally cross-examining a child victim who accused him of sexual violence. The Trial Court correctly reasoned that in situations like this, it is appropriate for courts to place reasonable limitations on a defendant's right to self-representation, and in the instant case, by requiring standby counsel to conduct the cross examination.