illegal evidence

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Country: United States of America
State: California

What can I do if someone stolen evidence using it is court against me thusI was jailed for contempt of court? I made a police report but nothing was done to the person who illegally took the evidence. He then committed perjury the day that we went into court.

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You can ask for a hearing to show the court the evidence was improper.
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China will further improve the system to have witnesses and expert witnesses appear in court and the system of protecting the witnesses, and improve the system of eliminating illegal evidence, the plan said.
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Zhang reminded defense lawyers on Saturday to pay more attention to the validity of evidence, as the two regulations clearly stipulate that illegal evidence cannot be submitted.
Mustafa Birden, chief judge of the Council of State, gave important messages during his speech marking the 141st anniversary of the highest administrative court in Turkey: "Views of all sections of the society should be listened before preparation of a new constitution; any amendment damaging the principle of secularism cannot be made; attempts by political powers to take judiciary under control may lead to chaos; and prosecutors should not use any illegal evidence.