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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Confrontation Right – Confidential CI – Refusal to Testify – Written Statement & Video Recording – Drug Sale (access required)

State v. Smith (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-008-18, 4 pp.) (Per Curiam) Appealed from Oconee County Circuit Court (R. Scott Sprouse, J.) S.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where the confidential informant’s written statement was clearly testimonial in nature, and where defendant never had an opportunity to cross-examine the CI on the statement, we agree with the parties that ...

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