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Hearsay Sexually Violent Predators

Posted by John Rutkowski | May 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sexually violent predators -- Evidence -- Hearsay -- Trial court abused discretion in allowing state to present hearsay evidence of prior, unproven allegations of sexual conduct, including allegations from two cases in which state did not file charges and one in which defendant was acquitted of charges of a sexual nature, as the evidence was unreliable. Admission of three incidents was not harmless, as they formed core of case for defendant's involuntary commitment and state had no incidents which warranted a referral for involuntary commitment without them. Read Case Below.


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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-three years. Prior to practicing law Mr. Rutkowski served twelve years as a deputy sheriff, retiring to attend law school. Starting his law-enforcement career as a patrol deputy which included two years on the DUI squad; Mr. Rutkowski moved up the ranks becoming a corporal in the field training program which give him the responsibility for training new recruits.


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