Question by rgtheisen2003 : If a judge says after a discharge, “You don’t even have a criminal record,” what does that mean? And what does it mean when the same appeal judge says that he won’t grant an appeal because the defendant could have stood up during proceedings and said, “This isn’t right!”?
And if the defendant, who was unable to speak for himself during proceedings (mental disability, no representation) finds that he can more completely state the truth during the appeal hearing, can he speak of this truth outside of court (the truth is consistent with fact and fact can be supported by evidence).
The defendant brought along the complainant’s statement to an interview for volunteer work because the complainant incriminates herself in that statement – said that she and her friends were entitled to abuse the mentally disabled because they appear strange’ (actually lack of affect due to PTSD). I was accepted as a volunteer based on that statement.
The prosecutor never spoke of the part, in court, of the complainant’s statement that was self-incriminating. And just after she became aware of one of one of many of the complainant’s lies, the prosecutor persuaded (intimidated) the defendant to accept a plea bargain, for HIS benefit
Stan B. Walters, a well-known and respected expert on interrogation techniques, inform police officers not to intimidate a mentally disabled defendant because this could lead to a false confession and the case could be thrown out of court (the mentally disabled are more prone to falsely confess even without intimidation). Should the courts hold themselves and prosecutors to the same principle? Should a mentally disabled defendant be intimidated into a plea bargain?
The defendant used the complainant’s statement in an interview for a volunteer position. The volunteer coordinator accepted the defendant as a volunteer based on the complainant’s statement – she could easily see that the defendant had been abused. Can the complainant use the same statement to illustrate others that he suffered from such abuse?
The defendant’s disability was seen to be significant enough to receive a disability pension and forgiveness for his student loan. Best answer:
Answer by Cliff
It means you have never been convicted of a crime
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