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<script type="text/javascript" src="/trusted/warnings/display.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript">displayWarning('error');</script> <div id="container"> <div id="content" role="main"> <div id="nav-above" class="navigation"> <div class="nav-previous"><a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/04/15/cases-of-police-brutality/" rel="prev"><span class="meta-nav">←</span> Cases of Police Brutality</a></div> <div class="nav-next"><a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/05/10/palm-beach-sheriff-has-horrible-idea/" rel="next">Palm Beach Sheriff Has Horrible Idea <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></div> </div><!-- #nav-above --> <div id="post-98" class="post-98 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-criminal-attorney-west-palm-beach category-criminal-defense-attorney-west-palm-beach-fl category-criminal-lawyer-boca-raton-fl category-criminal-lawyer-wellington-fl category-criminal-lawyer-west-palm-beach-fl tag-demartin tag-goodman tag-juror"> <h1 class="entry-title">Frankenjurors – Dennis Demartin wins new trial for John Goodman</h1> <div class="entry-meta"> <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author">Posted on</span> <a href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/2013/05/09/frankenjurors-dennis-demartin-wins-new-trial-for-john-goodman/" title="2:46 pm" rel="bookmark"><span class="entry-date">May 9, 2013</span></a> <span class="meta-sep">by</span> <span class="author vcard"><a class="url fn n" href="http://www.criminal-attorneywestpalmbeach.com/blog/author/steven-gomberg/" title="View all posts by Steven Gomberg">Steven Gomberg</a></span> </div><!-- .entry-meta --> <div class="entry-content"> <p>THE LAW OFFICE OF STEVEN GOMBERG</p> <p>1610 Southern Blvd.<br /> W. Palm Beach, Florida 33406<br /> 561-471-8100</p> <p>gomberglaw@comcast.net<br /> WWW.GOMBERGLAW.COM</p> <p>CRIMINAL LAW<br /> May 7, 2013</p> <p>DENNIS DEMARTIN – FRANKENJUROR</p> <p>Here, in West Palm Beach, John Goodman will have to be retried, amidst a great hue and cry, because of the actions of one irresponsible individual – Dennis Demartin. For a person, like myself, who must routinely submit the life and liberty, or financial interests of clients to the jury trial system, this is disappointing on many levels.</p> <p>Most importantly is being confronted so blatantly with the truth about jurors. Although I am sure many (hopefully most) strive to overcome their biases, interests, and prejudices in deciding the questions presented to them, the ugly truth is that a healthy number of jurors are unwilling or unable to do so. Obviously, not every case is a matter of sufficient public interest to create a Frankenjuror like Mr. Demartin, who somehow seems to have viewed the Goodman DUI Manslaughter trial as a means to enliven his retirement. 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