Archive for November, 2014

Child Witness – Forensic Interview

As discussed in a previous blog, there are some circumstances in which a child witness may have a support person to accompany him or her during testimony.  Although not another accommodation, the video recorded statements are crucial to a good defense in a criminal sexual conduct case. In Michigan, if a video recorded statement is […]

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C.S.C.: Child Witness may not have to face Defendant

Another child witness accommodation in a criminal sexual conduct case is the allowance for the child witness to testify outside the presence of the defendant.  There are different levels of testifying outside the presence of the defendant. Preliminary Examination (hearing where prosecution has to show a crime occurred and probable cause the defendant committed the […]

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C.S.C.: Child Witness – Forensic Interview

As discussed in the last blog, there are some circumstances in which a child witness may have a support person to accompany him or her during testimony.  Although not another accommodation, the videorecorded statements are crucial to a good defense in a criminal sexual conduct case. In Michigan, if a videorecorded statement is used, it […]

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C.S.C.: Child Witness – Support Person

This blog is a follow-up from the last blog post regarding child witness accommodations in a criminal sexual conduct case.  The last blog was a bit long, and I wanted to submit a shorter version with some additional information. Some of the different types of accommodations include: (1) the use of a support person (2) […]

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