Peremptory Challenges and Opening the Door

Siegal v. Florida, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D1633 (Fla. 4th DCA, Jul 27, 2011): Defense Appeal, Reversed for New Trial – Court refused peremptory challenges even though neutral reason was given by defense counsel.  This issue was fleshed out with good citations and quotes.  Issue on opening the door is explained well – state ran rough-shod on cross-examination when lower court found “door had been opened.”  Very good explanation on what the “opening the door” issue is all about.  Both these issues are the basis for a new trial.

Eric J Dirga, PA

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