West Headnote of the Day – February 11, 2010

February 11, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XVII Evidence
West's Key 110XVII(K) Demonstrative Evidence
West's Key 110k404.35 Particular Objects
West's Key 110k404.85 k. Writings Submitted for Comparison.

Drawings or “doodles” made by defendant during course of trial were not admissible for comparison with drawing found at scene of burglary under statute which permits admission of handwriting for purposes of comparison.
United States v. Carter 522 F.2d 666 (D.C. Cir. 1975)

110 Criminal Law