Evidence Law and Admissible Statements

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Acquiring Admissible Statements Worksheet

Conduct an Internet search by visiting the state websites for Arizona, Illinois, New York, and California. Locate the legal requirements to obtain admissible statements in these states. Include your research findings in the following table.

|State |Legal requirements |Precedent |Other | |Arizona |Confessions are admissible in evidence in any |Arizona v Londo |Title 13. Admissibility of minor's | | |criminal prosecution if given voluntarily. |Miranda v Arizona |statement | | |Prior to the confession being admissible, the | | | | |judge will look closer at the confession to | |Except as otherwise provided in title | | |determine whether or not the confession was | |8, a statement made by a minor who is | | |voluntarily, and inform the jury of the | |under the age of ten years describing | | |confession. If it is proven to be voluntary | |any sexual offense or physical abuse | | |the judge will permit as evidence and all the | |performed with, on or witnessed by the| | |jury to hear rules and evidence regarding | |minor, which is not otherwise | | |confessions as evidence and admissible | |admissible by statute or court rule, | | |statements. | |is admissible in evidence in any | | | | |criminal or civil proceeding if both | | | | |of the following are true: 1. The | | | | |court finds, in an in camera hearing, | | | | |that the time, content and | | | | |circumstances of the statement provide| | | | |sufficient indicia of reliability. 2. | | | | |Either of the following is true: (a) | | | | |The minor testifies at the | | | | |proceedings. (b) The minor is | | | | |unavailable as a witness, provided | | | | |that if the minor is unavailable as a | | | | |witness, the statement may be admitted| | | | |only if there is corroborative | | |...
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