What issues do people raise in a federal criminal appeal?
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Trial courts make evidentiary rulings both before and during trial, and trial lawyers should be alert to the opportunity to request the court to revisit its earlier rulings during the course of trial. ...more
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Direct evidence of a matter at issue will not always be available; consequently, civil litigants may sometimes establish facts effectively and conclusively with circumstantial evidence. Nielsen v. City of Sarasota, 117 So. 2d...more
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Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), discusses what issues people normally raise in a federal criminal appeal.
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Trial courts make evidentiary rulings both before and during trial, and trial lawyers should be alert to the opportunity to request the court to revisit its earlier rulings during the course of trial. See Persaud v. State,...more
Under Florida’s Evidence Code, “[i]f a court has made a definitive ruling on the record admitting or excluding evidence, either at or before trial, a party need not renew an objection or make an offer of proof to preserve a...more