Cyber Crime Defense Attorney Appears on Headline News to Discuss Casey Anthony Trial

June 28, 2011 by David S. Seltzer

At the beginning of this month, I had the privilege of appearing on Fox News to discuss the legal aspects of the Casey Anthony murder trial, which is making headlines in Florida and across the nation. I'm proud to say that I appeared on CNN's Headline News again today to discuss the trial. Joseph Jordan, a witness who helped search for the body of Caylee Anthony, attracted attention by invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination when he was asked whether he'd ever been threatened with felony prosecution. I told HLN that Jordan likely didn't realize that the question was benign, since "felony prosecution" is a pretty scary phrase in itself. In general, witnesses asked a yes or no question like this typically don't have to worry about their rights -- but when in doubt, I always, always recommend getting the advice of an experienced defense lawyer.