Q: Can evidence be suppressed if the chain of custody was not filled out properly?
The evidence log / chain of custody that’s in my discovery was filled out by the last agent that received the property. The writing and signatures are very clearly the same handwriting. The agent filled out dates for dates before he had custody of the evidence. Can evidence be suppressed?
A: Possibly. A lot of factors go into suppression but it certainly may be suppressable, depending on the attendant circumstances.
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