Canudo on Evidence Laws of New York

Outlines the fine points of evidence law and covers a wide range of caselaw.
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In print for over 30 years, this respected handbook provides readers with a comprehensive overview of New York evidence laws. Written in a clear and concise manner, this authored reference book outlines the fine points of evidence law and covers a wide range of caselaw in a flowing, narrative style. A list of definitions, a table of cases, a table of statutes, and a comprehensive index all complement this well-organized treatise.

In addition to being an excellent reference for attorneys, Canudo on Evidence Laws of New York is a top-notch primer for law enforcement personnel involved in court proceedings. All major topics are covered from both civil and criminal viewpoints, organized separately for quick review.

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Table of contents

I. Definitions 

II. Burden of Proof

1. Criminal Prosecutions

2. Civil Cases

III. Judicial Notice

1. Matters of Law

2. Matters of Fact

IV. Presumptions

1. Conclusive Presumption of Law

2. Rebuttable Presumption of Law

V. Admissions

1. Admissions as Distinguished from Other Statements

2. Kinds of Admissions

3. Admissions Which are Receivable in Evidence

4. Non-Admissible Admissions

VI. Confessions

1. Kinds of Confessions

2. Requisites of Admissibility

VII. Witness on the Stand

1. Examination of Witnesses

2. Impeaching the Witness

3. Accomplice's Testimony in Criminal Cases

4. Use of Closed-Circuit Television for Certain Child Witnesses (CPL Article 65)

VIII. Competency of Witness

1. General Competency

2. Privileged Communications

3. Transactions with Decedents or Incompetents (Dead Man's Statute—CPLR 4519)

IX. Parol Evidence—Best Evidence

1. Parol Evidence (Civil Cases Only)

2. Best Evidence Rule

X. Real and Circumstantial Evidence

1. Real Evidence

2. Circumstantial Evidence

XI. Legal and Illegal Evidence

1. Constitutional Safeguards

2. Unreasonable Searches

3. Reasonable Searches

4. Eavesdropping

5. Federal Crime Control Act

XII. Opinion Evidence

1. Ordinary Witness

2. Expert Witness

3. Videotaped Examinations (CPL 190.32)

XIII. Self-Serving Declarations

XIV. Hearsay Evidence

1. Definition

2. Manner of Objection

3. Apparent Exception to Rule

4. Real Exceptions to Rule

Table of Cases

Table of Statutes