Odvetniška ekipa zastopa domnevnega gluhonemega morilca, ko naletijo na mrežo korupcije, kar bi lahko privedlo do nevarnih posledic.
A judge commits suicide, and his secretary is found murdered. A homeless deaf-mute man, Carl Anderson is arrested for her murder. Public defender Kathleen is assigned by the court as his lawyer. She sets to find the real killer, and gets help from the congressional advisor, Eddie Sanger who is called to be on the jury panel. Together they discover a dangerous circle of corruption in high places.