Maryland Criminal Lawyers
Simon v. State
Defendant appealed his criminal sexual assault conviction, in Howard Circuit Court (Maryland), arguing that the trial court erred in admitting the victim’s statements to her sister, to a school counselor, and to the sexual assault examiner at a hospital.
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The Maryland Court made the following holding:
- A prior consistent statement of a crime victim may be admissible as non-hearsay, only in rebuttal and only after the victim has testified, to rehabilitate the victim’s impeached testimonial credibility.
- A statement by a sexual assault victim may qualify as a prompt complaint of a sexual attack, admissible only if the victim testifies. In that capacity, it straddles the line between hearsay and non-hearsay, but it is admissible in either event.
We have client meeting locations in Montgomery County (Rockville) & Baltimore, Maryland. We will do our absolute best to help you get the best result possible based on the facts of your case. Our law firm has the necessary experience to assist you with this matter.
Courts we cover in Howard, Maryland
Howard County Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue,
Ellicott City, MD 21043.
Howard County District Court
3451 Courthouse Drive,
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377.
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