Degree Of Guilt is the stunning, fast-paced legal thriller based on the best-selling books "Eyes of a Child" and "Degree of Guilt" by Richard North Patterson.
Attorneys Chris Paget (David James Elliott) and Terri Peralta (Daphne Zuniga) reluctantly represent Mary Carelli (Sharon Lawrence), who is accused of murdering a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.
During the course of the trial, the two attorneys develop a strong personal relationship, which heats up as Terri's marriage unravels. Her estranged husband, Richie, wages a vicious psychological battle over money and custody of their young daughter.
Richie is found dead, and Chris, who had visited him in secret the night before, is charged with the murder. Chris's alibi loses credibility as evidence mounts against him. Terri struggles with the frightening possibility that her lover may have murdered her husband. Even Chris's own son wonders if his father could be guilty.
An unexpected revelation presents Chris a choice: prove his innocence by implicating someone near to him...or remain silent and leave his fate to a jury.