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Top 5 Evidence Cases of 2019: #4

While the rules of evidence rarely are amended (807 had it coming though), they are often interpreted and applied in different ways each year by appellate courts. Looking back on 2019, let's see some of the most significant evidence cases from the year.*


What happens when a prior conviction is an element of the charged crime? In this case, the Supreme Court of South Carolina had to interpret not just the S.C. Rules of Evidence (611 & 403) but also criminal rules of procedure.

*Many cases are still on appeal, and no one is endorsing or giving an opinion on the case. Merely that the case was significant when it was handed own.


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