Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Law Updates for November 19, 2010

Riggins, 35 FLW 2480, error to deny JOA - Charge of operating unregistered vehicle where the sole evidence presented by the state was officer's hearsay testimony that he ran VIN through database on his in-car computer and determined that the car was not registered properly.  Testimony did not fall "within absence of record or entry" exception to hearsay where officer did not perform a diligent search that failed to disclose a record that should have been made and preserved.  State failed to call witness who could have established a foundation. Officer only relayed the date written on the expired tag and the date of the traffic stop with nothing more.

The Law Offices of Roger P. Foley,P.A.

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