Crawford Error refers to a violation of the Sixth Amendment right to confrontation where the prosecution introduces "testimonial" out-of-court statements against the defendant and where there has been no prior opportunity of cross-examination. The term “Crawford Error” comes from the U.S. Supreme Court case entitled: Crawford v. Washington (2004) 541 U.S. 36. Crawford overruled Ohio v. Roberts 448 U.S. 56, 65 (1980), which set forth the "indicia of reliability" test – a test that allowed such statements if they were reliable.
Never Talk To Police
Know your rights when questioned by law enforcement.Defend Your Rights
Learn What To Do When Confronted and Interviewed By The Police
Honest & practical advice during a free initial consultation. Call now to get started!Read More
Don't Plead Guilty!
A plea bargain may not be in your favor. Let us help evaluate all of your options.Learn More