Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Final Authority

In a case involving an appeal from a first degree murder conviction, the Florida Supreme Court has held that defense counsel, not the defendant, has the final authority in the decision whether to call witnesses for the defense.

The issue had led to a split in authority between Florida circuit courts.

The murder victim was known for his work on the Curious George books. (Mike Frisch)

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