Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Misconduct in Trial

Yesterday, the Mississippi Court of Appeals decided White v. State located here.  This case has lots of useful information to be filed away.  The case deals with social media evidence in a statutory rape trial.  The Court of Appeals found multiple errors in this case and reversed it.  With regard to social media, it goes through and states how social media can be offered into evidence and that the trial court has to let a witness attempt to authenticate it.  Additionally, this case has one of the most detailed lists I am aware of regarding prosecutorial misconduct.  Anyone who does criminal defense work will want a copy of it.   It can make a really good list of potential motions in limine.

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