Category Archives: Evidence
Can a Police Report be Used as Evidence?
The police report itself cannot be used as evidence in a criminal case. The rules of evidence are pretty specific. A police report is considered hearsay. There are a lot of exceptions to the hearsay rule, and one of them is police reports. The hearsay rule says the state cannot offer a police report… Read More »
What does the word discovery mean in legal terms?
The word discovery is a reference to the trial rules which sets out different methods by which you “discover” the other side’s evidence. Essentially, discovery is the process of gathering all the information that will be used in a legal case, then providing that information to the other side. You can’t just go looking… Read More »