Good morning your honor and ladies and gentlemen of the jury. My name is Aaron Faullin and I will represent the defendant today. The defendant is not a constant problem in the home, in school, or in society. The defendant walked into Publix and stole an item. We as the defense realize this. The defendant realizes this as does the prosecution. However, the prosecution will also try to stress the fact that this young man is some type of delinquent that has done some heinous act. This young man made a mistake. A mistake that he lives with everyday wishing he could change the fact that it took place. Since the incident the defendant has worked very hard raising grades and moving on with his life so he can reach his goals. Can you imagine the fear the defendant must've felt being arrested by the police? Even more, can you imagine the embarrassment he felt having handcuffs out on him in front of a grocery store? The worst of all is the fact that he felt so shameful and disgraced when his father came to pick him up from a police station.
This young man has a bright future ahead of him and I don't feel, nor should you that his life should be put in turmoil for, with all due respect, a pencil. With a last closing thought jury, would you want to be punished extensively for something that costs fifteen cents? That's all your honor. Thank you