Questions tagged [trial]

For questions about trial in a court of law -- customs, procedures, and rules.

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Can evidence produced in a civil action be excluded from a criminal trial?

Following this question, which is part of a chain of interesting posts exploring the use of civil actions to force liability insurers to pay for unintentional torts of their insureds: Suppose a ...
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What happens if I never receive my CA jury duty summons in the mail?

This question is strictly hypothetical, but what happens if I never receive a Jury Duty Summons in the state of CA in the mail? Theerefore, I miss whatever trial/week I was assigned to, because I ...
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What will a Judge do if a witness refers to an event previously stricken from the record? (USA)

Some context. Suppose the prosecutor enters into evidence body camera footage from a police officer. On the tape, the suspect makes a lewd remark, and another officer offers a witty comeback. The jury ...
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Does California Penal Code 1214.1 disallow the requirement to pay bail before Trial by Written Declaration?

California Penal Code 1214.1(b2) states: Payment of a civil assessment shall not be required to schedule a court hearing on a pending underlying charge. However, California Traffic Courts ...
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When is evidence introduced that is not easily shown

In a criminal trial, I've seen counsel walk over and show items to the opposing counsel that they wish to enter into evidence. After showing it to them, they'll begin laying the foundation sometimes ...
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How many murder trials take place in America each year?

A handful of murder trials get extensive media coverage each year for a variety of reasons. In November 2021 the two hot trials are the State of Wisconsin vs Kyle Rittenhouse and State of Georgia vs ...
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What happens to Kyle Rittenhouse's AR-15 now?

It is my understanding, that the rifle was taken away from the accused, and that it was part of the evidence used during trial by the prosecution. However, now that the trial is over and the man is ...
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Where/whom can I look/contact to find historical minutes of murder trials in former Yugoslavia (circa 1925)?

I am writing an article about an alleged female serial killer that committed over 30 murders in former Yugoslavia (now Serbia, possibly in the town of Zrenjanin) around 1925. I have found several US ...
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Risky if Plaintiff does not sue all possible co-conspirators?

Is there a danger that if a Plaintiff in a civil case does not sue all co-conspirators but calls these unnamed conspirators as witnesses, that a jury might attribute less fault or no fault to the ...
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Isn't the distinction between trial judges' oral vs. written decision specious?

Source: Representing Yourself In Court (CAN): How to Win Your Case on Your Own (2015). p. 187 Top.      The judge (or jury) has made a decision, which was either: From the bench. This is ...