How accurate does the narrative on a police incident report need to be?

Asked on August 2, 2012 under Criminal Law, South Carolina

Answers:

Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The greater the inaccuracies, the more your defense attorney can cast doubts on the credibility of the officer and potentially of any witnesses whose accounts are contained in the report.

Richard Southard / Law Office of Richard Southard

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The greater the inaccuracies, the more your defense attorney can cast doubts on the credibility of the officer and potentially of any witnesses whose accounts are contained in the report.


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