Sleepwalking media?

For all of you Justin Cox supporters, I offer this:

The media did not report the excellent defense that he was given. The media did not report that there was expert testimony to support his testimony. And nothing was said about the victim’s testimony, so there was no ability to measure whether the crime was even committed or not (before even getting to the sleepwalking defense).

So, again, I offer my congratulations on a job well done. Mr. Cox should be thankful, as he owes you all – defense team and supporters – his life.

However, I will stick by my opinion that this is not a defense to be applied lightly! Only in cases like Justin’s will there be a chance of winning. Take a look at the cases I referenced in my original bLAWgger post on this case where there was no expert testimony, and the defendant got rung up.

I believe in fair and balanced media, and full disclosure. Thus, I have published the comments that called foul on the bLAWgger (although picking on my spell-checking is weak, Frank!). I appreciate the comments, and as I am new to the blogesphere, my lesson on trusting the media reports is WELL TAKEN.


Author: Joe Bodiford

Tallahassee criminal defense attorney. Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Nationally Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, and AV* rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Former adjunct professor of law and co-director of the Trial Team at Florida State University College of Law; former adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law (Florida criminal procedure, Trial Advocacy). Curator of Advocacy Underground. Practicing in the area of State and Federal Criminal Trial and Appeals. Visit us at!

One thought on “Sleepwalking media?”

  1. JB,

    Just wanted to commend you for being fair as there are innocent people out there that do indeed get a raw deal! If more media out there were fair and balanced we would have all the right facts about things unlike getting the right facts from the main stream media on this campaign mess! Thanks again!

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