State objects to Hubbard's motion for new trial, judgment of acquittal

State objects to Hubbard's motion for new trial, judgment of acquittal

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The State of Alabama has filed a motion opposing those motions filed by former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's legal counsel.

Hubbard's counsel moved to have a judgment of acquittal, dismissal of the charges filed against him or a new trial on the basis that Hubbard did not receive a fair and impartial trial. The motion went on to say that the state improperly presented "expert" testimony from a witness about the meaning, purpose, and application of the laws under which Hubbard was charged.

According to the state Hubbard's claim that he did not receive due process is baseless. The court gave him every opportunity to argue his points, considered his arguments along with the State's responses and followed the law.

The State further expressed that the Jury's split verdict shows that it carefully considered the charges and evidence before it saying, "None of Hubbard's  arguments, including the ones in earlier filings that this Court already denied, entitle him to relief."

A hearing on Hubbard's motions is scheduled for September 2.

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