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Steven G. Lavely Steven G. Lavely
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Who received the ticket? Will you hear the answer in court?

Did you know who received the “ticket” is not admissible in a Florida jury trial for negligence?  The rationale is a jury will give unfair weight to the police officer’s determination of fault in an accident.  It really makes sense if you think about it.  A jury is supposed to be the fact finder, but what would a juror say to another juror?  Of course fault is on the side of the person who got the ticket.  The police officer was there and talked to everyone.  As a juror you’d be hard pressed to disagree.  So know you know; if you’re fortunate to serve on a jury you will not hear from the investigating officer who received the “ticket”  As a juror that’s your call!
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