A Confession Alone is Not Enough for a Conviction in Florida

CORPUS DELICTI: IT’S NOT DEAD IN FLORIDA

If you been arrested in Fort Lauderdale and made a confession, it’s not enough for a conviction.

The corpus delicti rule means the state must have actual evidence in addition to a confession before judge will allow a jury to deliberate.

Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr recently litigated that very point before a Fort Lauderdale criminal judge, and won.

If someone is arrested, and then makes a confession, that’s not enough to seek a conviction and sentence. Consult with your South Florida criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale or Miami to get clear on this. Or call Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Ralph Behr.