Raven Murphy (Raven)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 12:32 pm: ||
Would you consider it testifying outside of your area of expertise if the following fact occurred: You were asked a question (and answered it)about the original collection of evidence by another agency from the crime scene of which you were not a participant. The agency had submitted an incident report a year ago along with the evidence and it was retained in your case file which you now have with you in court and are using to answer the question.
Consider that this was a year ago and this incident report may not even be correct or the final/official agency incident report.
Consider that no objections were raised by the opposing side to the question asked.
Is this testifying outside of your area of expertise. Professionally/ethically what would you have responded?