The case of Dalia Dippolito has been a high-profile local news story for six years now, and it’s likely going to stay at the center of the public attention in West Palm Beach for some time. The defense and the prosecution began jury selection today, a task which has proved to be remarkably difficult due to the public interest and press coverage that has followed the case.
Attorney Richard Tendler was recently sought by the Palm Beach Post for his opinion regarding one of the latest revelations about the case: the defense may attempt to show that Dippolito was coerced into going along with the conspiracy to murder her then-husband Michael Dippolito, and she didn’t actually wish to do so. They plan on doing this by bringing in witness testimony from a body language expert who is expected to testify as such. Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley, who is currently presiding over the trial, is still undecided whether that testimony will be heard.
The Palm Beach Post states that “Local attorneys appear skeptical,” and spoke with Attorney Tendler in order to quote him in the article. “Nowadays, there are experts willing to give an opinion on any issue. Whether or not it is admissible in court is another issue,” he told the newspaper.
As a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, Richard Tendler is constantly embroiled in the battle to suppress evidence that is either illegitimately obtained or otherwise unrelated to the case at hand. While expert witnesses can be a valuable tool for the defense, they are not always relevant to the case and it’s not uncommon for a judge to refuse to allow their testimony to be submitted or heard before the court.
If you need assistance with a criminal case, the Law Offices of Richard Tendler can help! My firm always gives each client personalized, dedicated attention to their case in order to provide them with an aggressive and well-orchestrated defense. My record of success includes numerous acquittals, not-guilty verdicts, and dismissals of many types of crimes, including both misdemeanor and felony offenses, including some with life imprisonment at stake! I have been sought for my counsel by media outlets, including the Palm Beach Post, The Miami Herald, and local television news stations.If you need representation for your criminal charges, call my firm, the Law Offices of Richard Tendler, and schedule an initial consultation today. Dial 561.855.0255.