Written by Administrator
April 15th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
Imagine being a seasoned, well-respected prosecutor of 30 years or more. Now imagine sitting in the judge’s chambers discussing one of the most high-profile criminal cases in the past decade in your county. And then imagine having to ask the judge to not be required to turn over all evidence to the defense.
Preposterous? Anyone in the legal community would think so as they understand the rules of evidence. Surprise witnesses and damning evidence is only allowed on Perry Mason. In the real world, by law, both sides have the right to all evidence in their favor or against them prior to the commencement of trial.