Law and Evidence-Exam 2 flashcards | Quizlet.pdf

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Law and Evidence-Exam 2 60 terms by Katrina_Villarreal Like this study set? Create a free account to save it. Create a free account Create a free account In general, to be deemed a competent witness, the witness must, among other things, Have personal knowledge of the matters. To be deemed a competent witness, the witness must have the capacity to Observe, remember, narrate, and understand the obligation to be truthful. Adult witnesses are Presumed competent unless shown to be incompetent Children may testify only if The judge allows them to testify after the child is questioned (Voir Dire) The 1670 jury trial of ____ in England was an important milestone in establishing the independence of juries from influence by the government. William Penn A subpoena duces tecum is a subpoena that orders the person to Bring certain items or records with them to court A criminal defendant's right to compel the appearance of witnesses at trial is found in the ____ Amendment Sixth A criminal defendant's right to confront and cross-examine witnesses is found in the ____ Amendment Sixth ±
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Defendants who decide to testify at their trial May be cross-examined In general, only _____ witnesses may testify as to their opinions or conclusions Expert An ordinary witness may give an opinion about Things, which are in common knowledge of most people Questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness is called _____ examination Direct Questioning of a witness by the opponent of the party that called that witness is called ______ examination Cross If a party believes that a question posed
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