Phoenix, AZ asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Arizona

Q: What happens if the purse that a meth shard was found inside of isn't in evidence for trial?

The police said they found a meth shard inside of my sister's purse. There isn't no purse in evidence or on her property list when she was booked in what Happens if the see so called purse isn't present at trial?

1 Lawyer Answer
Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The officer can still testify as to his observations. He is subject to cross-examination by the defense counsel. If there is a legitimate question as to whether the purse ever existed, that's something that could be argued at trial if a defense counsel, after reviewing the evidence in the case, thinks the argument has merit and would be persuasive to a jury.

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