David Markus quoted re battery investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign manager
David Markus was quoted a number of times about the battery investigation involving Donald Trump’s campaign manager.
For example, he correctly predicted that the prosecution wouldn’t bring the case in this Politico article:
For lawyer David Oscar Markus, who just successfully defended former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Delmon Young in a battery case involving a Miami valet, the case shouldn’t go to trial because the prosecutor will realize that jurors just won’t buy the idea of a battery.
“Does this meet the technical threshold for battery? Yes. But jurors are going to ask themselves: ‘does this look like a battery, a crime?’ And they’ll say no,” Markus said, comparing the likelihood of a prosecution to Trump’s promise to secure the border. “The prosecutor has as much of a chance winning this case as us getting Mexico to pay for the wall.”
Then, after the decision was announced, he was quoted as follows:
Many lawyers said they just didn’t think jurors would think of this case as a battery, even though it met the technical threshold for the crime under Florida law, which essentially defines battery as unwanted touching.
“If you asked people to describe a battery, this certainly wouldn’t cut it. No injury, no damage, no nothing,” said veteran Miami criminal defense lawyer David Oscar Markus, who earlier this month successfully defended former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Delmon Young in a battery case involving a Miami valet.
“Not every minor interaction needs to go to court. Time for everyone to chill out,” he said. “Jeb Bush has a better claim for battery against Trump after those debates than this reporter does against Lewandowski.
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