Q: can an old case from almost 14 years ago be use in a new felony case?
my brother was brought up on new felony charges they have brought in people from his old case from almost 14 years ago. he was on a adult website thought he was talking to another adult and come to find out it was a child under 16 he did not know it was a child till after the fact has been charged.
A: Evidence from old cases can sometimes be used to establish certain elements in a current case. The rules of evidence related to similar transactions or prior bad acts are very specific. The guidance of a knowledgeable attorney is important to ensure that the evidence is not improperly admitted before a jury.
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