The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies

Following the laws of our legal system, Evan and Jessie’s fourth grade class concocts a courtroom on the playground, putting Scott Spencer, alleged thief, on trial. They create a legitimate courtroom—with a judge, witnesses, a jury of their peers—and surprising consequences.

Chapter 8 – Defense

defense  (dĭ-fĕns′), n. The argument presented in a court of law to prove the innocence of the accused; (in sports) the act of protecting your goal against the opposing team.