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Hearsay Sexually Violent Predators

Posted by John P. 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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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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