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Reply #9: Defendants have the right to face their accusers, according to the Sixth Amendment. [View All]

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LAGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-09-11 09:07 PM
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9. Defendants have the right to face their accusers, according to the Sixth Amendment.
Edited on Tue Aug-09-11 09:08 PM by LAGC
When really young children are involved, they will sometimes tape the deposition in private and just play the recording at trial to spare them from having to testify in front of a bunch of people, but generally with older children and adults they have to take the stand. Prosecutors try to avoid this by offering generous plea bargain deals, which is why when a defendant refuses to take the plea and insists on taking it clear to trial and is found guilty, the judge tends to really hit them hard at sentencing and lock them away for a long time just for putting the victim(s) through the wringer like that.
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