By Benjamin A. Tracy, Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Rights Attorney
This is the introduction to a series of posts about what evidence can, cannot, should, and should not, be used in court.
These terms have common, everyday, meanings and for this reason most people probably think they know what they mean in a court too. But what these, and other words, mean in court are not the same things that they mean in normal use and thus misunderstandings arise, both between attorneys and clients and, in a larger way, the justice-system and the populace. In fact, one of the common reasons many people express frustration with the justice system is they just do not understand why a court did something. In a small way, this series of posts is intended to demystify the justice system and, in particular, explain why courts listen to some evidence, and not other evidence.
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