Closing Arguments in McMichael/Bryan Trial
Attorney Page Pate has been representing clients charged in serious criminal cases for over 25 years. He is frequently interviewed by a number of media outlets, particularly regarding the case involving the murder Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia.
Page has been closely following this case, and The Washington Post contacted him to discuss the ongoing jury deliberations and the closing argument made by defense attorney Laura Hogue, who represents Defendant Greg McMichael. Ms. Hogue made some shocking statements about Mr. Arbery in her closing argument, which Page said that she and some of the other defense attorneys believed may appeal to some jurors.
Page explained that it would only take one juror to disagree and deadlock the case, resulting in a mistrial. Page says that “A mistrial in this case is a win for the defense…So maybe [Hogue] is thinking that’s their best option here.”
Page Pate is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense, civil litigation, and whistleblower representation. Page is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, and named to the list of Super Lawyers for the past 15 consecutive years. Page is a frequent expert legal analyst for local and national media and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia Law School. Read Page’s reviews on AVVO. Follow Page on Twitter @pagepate and on Linkedin.