Tag Archives: criminal evidence
What Evidence is Required to Establish Aiding and Abetting a Crime?
On November 12, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Rosemond v. United States, #12-895, on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, heard oral arguments. The underlying case involved the issue of whether the jury instructions were adequate and the offense of aiding … Read More
Evidence from hidden camera was properly authenticated, court ruled
An Ohio doctor was charged with sexual misconduct after his inappropriate sexual comments were secretly taped by one of his patients. Larry Lee Smith argued before the Court of Appeals that the hidden camera violated his due process rights, but the court found that the secret tape was proper and did not violate any of … Read More
Supreme Court Ruling Allows DNA Samples After Arrest
The US Supreme Court ruled on Monday that it is legal for the police to take a DNA sample at the time of an arrest for a serious crime. The ruling came about after a court in Maryland said it was illegal for a police to take Alonzo King’s DNA. King was arrested for felony … Read More