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To accuse; to involve in blame or guilt.

When an individual who has committed a crime imputes guilt upon another individual, he or she is thereby inculpating such individual.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO INCULPATE. To accuse one of a crime or misdemeanor.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(439) "The necessary inculpatory element enters the equation once
In particular, using public-concern speech as inculpatory evidence threatens to stifle such speech not only by criminal defendants themselves, but also by social outsiders of all stripes.
less when recited midinterrogation, after inculpatory statements have
The forensic bitemark analyses found in our sample were used as inculpatory evidence in 11 of the 14 cases.
Secret relies on Seibert and, alternatively, Elstad, to argue, as he did below, that the trial court erred in refusing to suppress his post-Miranda warning inculpatory statements.
When we asked SAs why they do not make requests, the universal answer was that the procedures for making a request risk prejudicing the named person: if the SA tells a judge what she is looking for, then does not rely on information produced from this interaction, the designated judge may infer something inculpatory was found.
The "evidence approach" reviews the inculpatory evidence offered by the prosecution.
He added that 'it does not sustain the proposition that the rebel automatically carries with him the acts of rebellion he has committed elsewhere, unless he repeats the inculpatory acts in the new place where he is located or found.'
These two examples illustrate how inculpatory evidence is relevant not only to guilt, but also to sentencing.
(32) Defendants cannot calculate the chances of acquittal with any precision because pre-plea discovery is limited when it comes to both exculpatory and inculpatory information.
(33) He claimed that despite this coercion, he never made the inculpatory statements that were attributed to him in the police report.
A "clean team" was tasked with obtaining inculpatory statements in a manner designed to avoid admissibility objections in a court of law.