Monthly Archives: April 2016

Acknowledging victims is just the beginning

This week, April 10 – 16 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. At the State’s Attorney’s Office we are regularly confronted with issues facing crime victims. We see and hear about the trauma inflicted upon victims. We meet with them … Continue reading

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Character Evidence in Criminal and Civil Cases

When Character Evidence is admissible in Civil and Criminal cases   This article will address the admissibility of character evidence for parties in civil and criminal cases. While rule 90.404 of the Florida Rules of Evidence restricts the admissibility of … Continue reading

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Case law (VT & and US) update 2016 no.1

(Presented at Inter-agency 4) Spring 2016 Case law updates •Miranda 5th Amendment •In Re EW 2015 VT 7 •Juvenile in custody in his home. Independent witness did not clearly enhance EW’s sense of freedom to decline to answer the officer’s … Continue reading

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