Speedy trial during COVID-19 by SheelyLaw
As governments attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, trials in the US have been postponed or canceled. But can they do that? Don’t you have a right to a speedy trial? Well, yes. But that phrase might not mean what you think it means. What is a speedy trial and where does that right...
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Hearsay at trial - Rule 803(2)
An excited utterance may be hearsay, but it’s admissible in court if the proper foundation has been laid. Rule 803 – Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay The following are not excluded by the rule against hearsay, regardless of whether the declarant is available as a witness:(2) Excited Utterance. A statement relating to a startling...
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