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  •  Are you saying character evidence, as in he's a (2+ / 0-)
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    jts327, Mayfly

    Good guy, will be offered as evidence. I thought evidence of  ones character, good or bad previous acts, is generally inadmissible.

    "Mais n'enculons pas des mouches." Ian Fleming, Casino Royal.

    by Kvetchnrelease on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 03:55:41 PM PDT

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      Mayfly

      but in the argument the defense presented Zimmerman as a good guy, without objection by the State.  When it is the defense time to present evidence, i guarantee there will be no evidence of Zimmerman's good character.  At that point if put into evidence the State would have an arsenal of evidence to rebut good character that they cannot argue unless the defense puts character out as an issue.

      ...sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport,whereas Virtue, if a pauper is stopped at all frontiers. from The Sermon, Moby Dick

      by jts327 on Mon Jun 24, 2013 at 04:00:02 PM PDT

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