CJ Unit 6 Assignment_Robert Castaneda.odt

It is black letter law anyone deemed an accomplice to

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it is black-letter law: anyone deemed an “accomplice” to a crime can be convicted of it as if he had perpetrated it himself, (2016). The second question was: What should the prosecutor do following the statement of Bland after charges had been filed against Walsh? Yes, it will be used in what is known as limited admissibility. To also answer this we look into witness credibility. The prosecution can use the Bland's statement as evidence against one of the defendants (Jones). The prosecution will scrutinize the statement for errors or lapse of timing. Another key component to the basis of the statement is how it was obtain. This can be the difference in the witness appearing in court at the hearing or just entering a witness statement. The prosecution will prefer a witness to appear in the court for many reasons. First it add credibility and authenticity to the statement. Second, the witness will have the chance to look over the statement prior to in order to refresh their memory. Lastly, the make or break of any case could determine by how Bland found out about this. Did the witness have an opportunity to see or hear the events about which he or she testified? See
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  • Fall '15
  • criminal law, Accessory, Bert

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