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Margaret Barry
Margaret Barry (1)
Name Margaret Barry
Affiliation New York Supreme Court
Division Criminal Term
Occupation Judge
Status Retired
Actor Doris Belack
First Appearance L&O: "The Torrents of Greed (Part I)"
Last Appearance SVU: "Pique"

Margaret Barry is a judge in New York City who is known to hold the prosecution to a higher standard than most judges.

Cases tried

  • Dismissed the initial inditement against Pollack due to lack of evidence, allowing the People to refile when they find more evidence.
  • Allowed the PTSD defense in, but reserves the right to instruct the jury to disregard all psychiatric testimony if Pollack's attorney, Daniel Metzler, fails to make out the defense.
  • Granted the defense's motion to suppress the gun, statements and all other evidence connected to the school psychologist's statement based on 4th amendment and doctor-patient privilege violations
  • Dismissed the initial charges against Semple due to lack of evidence, allowing the People to refile when they find more evidence.

Appearances