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Michael’s Opening Statement in Court

First I would like the honorable court to know that I respect profoundly the right to defend myself. I understand that it might make procedures more complicated. However if legal proceedings would depend entirely on the ability to pay legal counsel, justice would only exist for those who have the resources. Therefore the possibility to defend oneself shows, that truth and not artfully applied legal procedures will prevail in order to find a just ruling in this court of law.

May I ask the honorable court to confirm, if in fact first principles and legal maxims do apply in this court?

Let me start with one legal maxim which states

Qui accusat integrae famae sit et non criminosus

Let the one who accuses be of honest reputation and not implicated in a crime

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