To register for this webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “DV” in the subject line. 1.5 Law and Legal credits have been requested for this CLE.
DV cases where complaining witnesses are absent for trial give defenders opportunities to argue for dismissal of charges or for the exclusion of some unfavorable evidence. Two sets of cases govern these arguments—cases interpreting the Confrontation Clause and cases interpreting the rules of evidence. Eric Mapes, Staff Attorney with Counsel for Defense of Chelan County, will discuss relevant cases and give tips for using them effectively. Attendees will leave this session with knowledge about case law they can use to help their clients when witnesses fail to appear for trial and ideas for using those cases to make compelling arguments.