Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jury Note

This was a jury note in an actual gun and drugs trial.  Can you guess what they really wanted?

A quick google search of D+A brought up this:

Acronym Definition
D&A Drug and Alcohol
D&A Depreciation and Amortization
D&A Design & Analysis
D&A Delivery and Acceptance
D&A Dry & Abandoned (oil & gas industry)
D&A Deals and Allowances

Obviously, none of them mean DNA, which is what the jury sought.  It's further evidence that trial lawyers cannot take any juror's understanding for granted.   

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That is scary and appalling. And here we think everyone knows all about DNA because of all the CSI shows on TV. But hey, we're a visual society so I guess that doesn't really mix with, say, spelling.