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assault Assault & Battery

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by bako, Jun 8, 2001.

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  1. bako

    bako Law Topic Starter New Member

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    This is a case of a person who is EPILEPTIC. He hit a classmate
    in class causing injury. The rage was, as is now understood, due to the sickness.....(disease of the mind ). For lack of defence the
    parents accepted responsibility and are paying damages in rates as ordered by the court. Epilepcy was not mentioned.
    Now they know the cause of the rage was his epilepcy.
    This took place 4 years ago! He was 14 years old then.
    The parents are asking the relevance of "disease of the mind"
    here and now after the while.
    gist!
     
  2. erika

    erika Guest

    Do you think that the parents should be prevented from introducing evidence later that they should not have been responsible now that the reason for the attack happened?
     
  3. bako

    bako Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Basically they have been told by their representative the discovery is too late. They thought of presenting the new found evidence. They feel they should not be responsible.
     
  4. brian

    brian New Member

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    Evidence rules depend upon the jurisdiction of where the case is taking place. While sometimes good evidence is precluded, the rules are constructed to basically prevent abuses.
     

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