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Antonyms for exculpatory

clearing of guilt or blame

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The Supreme Court has not decided whether plea bargaining defendants have a general right to discovery of exculpatory evidence.
Perhaps foremost, it's hard to ignore the parallels to the Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," at least in terms of how perceptions were largely shaped and fed by an ambitious prosecutor, Mike Nifong, who became so wedded to the idea that the lacrosse players were guilty as to downplay, dismiss and ignore exculpatory evidence.
2) Even certain potentially exculpatory evidence may be withheld from defendants before they plead guilty.
Washington has strongly protested her trial, noting in particular that the Azerbaijani court had refused to hear exculpatory evidence from her employer, U.
The videos are considered potentially exculpatory evidence that would have to be handed over to defense lawyers if they requested it before a trial.
Withholding exculpatory evidence and the presentation of false testimony in a death penalty case is quite possibly the most serious ethical breach for a lawyer you can imagine," he said.
McCulloch allowed Wilson to testify for hours; a suspect under investigation by the grand jury should never have the right to testify, or to introduce exculpatory evidence.
Karar was ready to testify as a witness during the trial and offered to present his exculpatory evidence to the court but never got the chance to do so, he said.
Griesbach is unsparing in his depiction of how a top prosecutor in his own office manipulated victims and ignored exculpatory evidence to gain a high-profile conviction.
The authorities suppressed exculpatory evidence and found informants to testify against McMillian with preposterous, contradictory and constantly changing stories.
Supreme Court held that prosecutors could not withhold material exculpatory evidence from the defense.
As Kozinski notes, this approach guts the Brady rule by telling prosecutors they need not turn over exculpatory evidence "so long as it's possible the defendant would've been convicted anyway.
A Brady violation occurs when the prosecution withholds exculpatory evidence that could declare the defendant's innocence.
65) In a world where an ethical prosecutor is not actively attempting to hide exculpatory evidence, (66) it may be in the defendant's best interest to allow the prosecutor's office--with double the resources (67) and the discretion to drop criminal charges (68)--to make the assessment of what evidence materially undermines the likelihood of the defendant's guilt.