The Supreme Court has considered a criminal trial to be void because the Judge did not respect at the end of the trial the right of the accused to give his last word. 📖 Therefore, the criminal trial may be repeated again if the accused has not said his last word.
The right to the last word guarantees the right to self-defence of the accused. This means that the defendant himself has the possibility of defending himself, being able to complete or qualify what his lawyer has been able to say or, adding new arguments for the defense of his case 🙋
As we have already said, the infringement of this right of the accused, if he had not said his last word, meant repeating the trial in a different Court, without anything being saved from the previous ⚖ trial.
In criminal cases it is very important to know the rights of the accused, because not only is their freedom and reputation at stake… but also your legal defense, so it is absolutely essential the advice of a lawyer who controls the fulfillment of each and every one of your rights.
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