Jasper (just_jasper) wrote in little_details,

Introduction of personal photos by defence in rape trial?

Searched: introducing pictures in evidence, personal pictures as defence evidence. I'm having difficulty finding things and parsing legal language.

Setting: Modern day USA

Scenario: A man is charged with rape (along with other domestic violence charges). Previous partners he abused are testifying (is this even something that would happen if they are not the accusers of the charges that are actually on file? I feel I might be drawing too much from crime shows..). Would the defence be able to introduce intimate photos featuring one of these witnesses he had in his possession in order to discredit them, during cross-examination?

At what stage would including these be disallowed or approved?
Tags: usa (misc), ~government (misc), ~law (misc)

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