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Posted by John P. Rutkowski | Aug 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Criminal law -- Evidence -- Collateral crimes -- Uncharged additional sexual battery and multiple uncharged batteries and aggravated assaults committed by defendant which victim referenced during her testimony were inextricably intertwined with charged crimes, and no fundamental error resulted from this testimony. Even if uncharged crime evidence was not inextricably intertwined, it would have been admissible to prove element of kidnapping charge. Trial counsel could not be deemed ineffective for failing to object to admission of collateral crimes evidence because any objection would have been properly overruled.

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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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