A successful criminal defense and a 'not guilty' verdict is often the result of what the jury cannot hear, evidence that is excluded or suppressed.
There are occasions where evidence that is relevant and probative as to what actually occurred is not permitted because it was obtained in violation of the 'Rules of Evidence', or in violation of a Constitutional Right. Prior to the testimony being presented in Court, the defense files an objection (such as a Motion to Suppress, or a Motion in Limine) to limit the prosecution from using evidence that was improperly seized. While the public may hear about or suspect that there is more information than is actually presented in Court, the jury can only use what the Judge actually admits into 'evidence' in Court in reaching a verdict of whether the prosecution has proved guilt, beyond a reasonable doubt.
Howard W. Bailey, Esq.
Experienced Criminal Trial Lawyer Defending Your Rights
Specialized in Criminal Defense Throughout New Jersey
550 Broad Street, Suite 601
Newark, NJ 07102
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