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While preparing the case against an accused arson defendant, you discover a witness who provides an alibi for the defendant. Do you tell the defense attorney about your discovery? Would it make any difference if the defendant were involved in organized crime? What if the defendant were charged with murder and arson?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 8 years ago.
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This would be covered under Brady v Maryland

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If the material is Brady material, the prosecutor risks overturn of the case if they do not disclose evidence that is material to the defense. An alibi witness would fit this description.

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