Fox News spoke with Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Silva Megerditchian on February 25, 2020, and reported in an article entitled, “Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty in NYC Rape Trial: A Look At What’s Next.” Megerditchian noted that, “the former executive faces an ‘uphill’ battle not only in New York but also in Los Angeles where he’s facing similar sexual assault charges.”
Megerditichian states in the article, “‘The battle for Harvey Weinstein does not end after the jury reached their verdict in New York. Weinstein faces an uphill battle in his coming trial in Los Angeles,’ she explained. ‘The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office can learn a lot from the success of the prosecution in the New York Trial – though the victims are different, pressing charges for older sex crimes tend to be more difficult to prosecute.’”
According to Megerditchian, the article quotes her saying “‘Memories fade, victims are often put on the spot via cross-examination to remember events that are sometimes years past. Jurors sometimes wonder why victims waited so long to put forward charges – but with all the issues, the New York prosecutors were able to successfully get guilty verdicts despite these challenges.’”
Criminal defense attorney, Silva Megerditchian, was interviewed by the Law & Crime Network regarding the murder trial in Florida involving convicted felon Markeith Loyd. He is accused the murder of his pregnant ex-girlfriend, Sade Dixon, attempted murder of her brother, and the murder of police officer, Debra Clayton.
Megerditchian spoke to how the prosecution did a great job of wrapping up the case in closing arguments. The jury is deliberating whether the this is a case of self-defense or a crime of passion.
Criminal defense attorney, Silva Megerditchian, CEO of SLM Law, was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in their article titled, “As ASAP Rocky stands trial, his famous supporters could be hurting his case” posted August 1, 2019.
Megerditchian, based in Los Angeles, was quoted, “For instance, we’re warned you have the right to remain silent. You’re warned you have the right to an attorney. You’re warned not to make statements or else they’ll be used against you. We find these rules in Miranda, like you see on TV,” she said. “The majority of the world doesn’t have that.”
The article continues to quote, “But Megerditchian said U.S. efforts to help the rapper actually might have backfired.
“I think the Swedish government really wants to be careful not to show any preferential treatment for an ASAP Rocky versus another international person. So this is one of those instances where I think international pressure from the United States … might have put ASAP Rocky in a worse position,” she said.
Megerditchian also found it interesting how quickly Sweden’s justice system works, going from arrest to trial in the space of a month, and wondered if Rocky’s attorneys had enough time to properly prepare.”