Baytown, TX asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What constitutes innocence vs guilt?

When there are "two child advocacy video statements" made within three weeks apart of each other, with two different interviewers and by the same allege victim, which "video statement" holds the weight of credibility for the jury to determine guilt or innocence?

1 Lawyer Answer

Kiele Linroth Pace

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Assuming both videos are shown to the jury, they will decide how to weigh the credibility of each recording. Expect each side to argue for the relative importance of their preferred video... or sometimes you'll see one side focus on the similarities between the two recordings and the other side focus on the differences. They may bring an expert witness to highlight flaws in the interview technique... or attack the credentials of the interviewer.

Lots of things COULD happen. Have a private conversation with your criminal defense attorney to discuss what is LIKELY to happen your specific case,

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