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Confession to Prove Crime

Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Nov 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Juveniles -- Confession -- Corpus delicti -- To establish corpus delicti (the crime) for purpose of admission of a confession, state need only show that a crime has been committed, not that the defendant committed that particular crime, except in circumstances where proof of identity is necessary to show that a crime has been committed at all. Corpus delicti was established for offense of possession of a controlled substance where baggie of cocaine was found on ground in proximity of juvenile's flight from police -- Trial court did not err in admitting juvenile's confession.

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John P. Rutkowski

Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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