May the DA Comment upon My Sexual Orientation to the Jury?

The answer to the question posed by the title is generally, no.  The precise answer will depend upon the facts of the case, the charges, the defense and the relevance of one’s sexual orientation.  In a sex offense case, one’s sexual orientation can be relevant, but often is not.  In contrast, in a DUI case, one’s sexual orientation most likely is irrelevant.  To read about one case where a witness’ sexual orientation was arguably relevant toward motive, click on the following link.

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