When 19-year-old Julia Neuland (Brittany Murphy) begins an affair with cop Jimmy Dubroski, it is not long before she becomes pregnant. It is then she discovers that Jimmy is married, and unwilling to acknowledge responsibility for the baby. A paternity suit begins, but one day before judgement is to be given, Julia is murdered. Jimmy is brought to trial, but manages to get the case dismissed by implicating his stepson, Derek. Jimmy is now free, as under American law he cannot be tried twice for the same crime.