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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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Their appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court and the emergence, years later, of the exculpatory evidence the task force had all along provides much of the drama in Powell's book and gives further credence to its title.
It may also lead to potential Brady violations if the prosecution did not recognize potential exculpatory evidence.
In its effort to guarantee the right of the accused to a fair trial--which includes the right to receive exculpatory evidence--the Court in 2008 and 2010 ordered a stay of the proceedings and the provisional release of the accused.
A prosecutor violates a defendant's constitutional right of due process by requiring the defendant to waive a Brady claim for exculpatory evidence found after a guilty plea entry.
Giglio and cases that followed have come to mean that derogatory information about the credibility of a government witness could be potentially exculpatory and is, therefore, Brady material.
Supreme Court ruled that municipalities can't be sued for failing to properly train prosecutors, even on basic ethical obligations such as the responsibility to turn over exculpatory evidence to defense attorneys.
Unlike the ICC and the ECCC, the ICTY has held that the accused has a right to obtain exculpatory materials in a language he or she understands.
4) The guidelines' consent criteria, designed specifically for this context, say nothing about exculpatory language; however, the Common Rule--applicable here even to nonfederally funded entities like RGI as a source of ethical guidance--prohibits it.
If they find exculpatory information that is also reported by the examiner, but is not necessarily the examination's focus (as it is for examiners working criminal defense cases).
13) Specifically, the trial judge found that the government "used business records that the Government undeniably knew were false," suppressed "critical grand jury transcript[s] containing exculpatory information," "affirmatively redacted" exculpatory content from documents, and provided the defense with a series of intentionally inaccurate document summaries.
Exculpatory liabilities are recourse to the partnership but nonrecourse to the members.
Field investigations typically consist of asking soldiers to question other soldiers, without seeking or considering testimony from external witnesses, and taking exculpatory claims of soldiers at face value," the group said of Israeli military investigations.