Pretrial Motions: Admitting and Excluding Evidence in the Prosecution of Sexual Abuse in Confinement
Presented by Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas
Experienced prosecutors know that pretrial motions play a critical role in the outcome of sexual abuse cases. Prosecutors must be diligent about anticipating, filing, and responding to a multitude of pretrial motions in every sexual violence case. For cases involving sexual abuse in confinement, many of the same pretrial motions apply, in addition to motions that are directly related to confinement, including, for example, motions involving the criminal records of the defendant or victim, prison files, and other behavior or character evidence. Particularly in sexual abuse cases, prosecutors need to be proactive in filing motions to exclude irrelevant and misleading information and to admit crucial evidence in their case-in-chief.
The webinar was developed to better enable prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals to anticipate issues and evidence that need to be addressed prior to trial; file and argue pretrial motions; and respond to defense motions.
Prosecutors and allied criminal justice professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, adult and juvenile corrections staff, law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one and one-half (1.5) hours of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to register and view the recording of the March 14, 2013 webinar.
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