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exculpatory

adj. applied to evidence which may justify or excuse an accused defendant's actions, and which will tend to show the defendant is not guilty or has no criminal intent.

exculpatory

adjective absolve, absolve of fault, abbolve of liability, absolve of wrongdoing, acquit, clear, clear from, clear from a charge, clear from imputation of fault, clear from liability, clear of blame, clear of guilt, clearing, declare not guilty, excuse, exonerate, free, free from blame, justify, liberate, tending to absolve, tending to clear, tending to pardon, tending to prove guiltless, tending to prove not guilty, tending to set free, tending to vindicate
Associated concepts: exculpatory clause, exculpatory eviience
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It may also lead to potential Brady violations if the prosecution did not recognize potential exculpatory evidence.
88) The defendant would then face the difficult task of establishing that his counsel was ineffective, either because counsel performed insufficient investigation or because counsel did not utilize the exculpatory evidence in the prosecutor's open file.
Disclosure of exculpatory evidence was a contentious issue in the Lubanga trial.
Even if the Eighth Circuit declines to adopt the newly-presented evidence rule in all circumstances, at a minimum it should apply this standard in cases where the underlying claim is ineffective assistance of counsel for failure to present exculpatory evidence.
Maitre Catherine Mabille, Lubanga's lawyer, quite rightly complained at Ocampo's disrespect by not attending court that day and protested that the defence still had no access to the exculpatory evidence Ocampo had sought to withhold.
Brady" and "Brady material" refer to the holding of the Brady case and the numerous state and federal cases that interpret its requirement that the prosecution disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense.
The Supreme Court has consistently held that a criminal defendant has a constitutional fight to "a meaningful opportunity to present a complete defense" through the presentation of exculpatory evidence and testimony.
There are too many stories of convictions obtained through subornation of perjury, through suppression of exculpatory evidence, and through the willful use of unreliable, wrongfully obtained confessions.
In this situation, the defense made no request for exculpatory evidence at all, nor did it ask for "all Brady material" or "anything exculpatory.
Mr Hurtig said: "I have been briefly allowed to see other exculpatory evidence but I have not been permitted to make copies to show my client.