CORPUS DELICTI: IT’S NOT DEAD IN FLORIDA
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.