Will My Case Be Dismissed If the Police or the Prosecutor Loses a Videotape?

In shoplifting and burglary cases, police or loss prevention officers will often tell our client that “everything was caught on tape,” suggesting there is a videotape of the crime being committed.  Often, this claim is not true.  However, our client may confess in reliance on the seeming inevitability of the conviction.  The client may then want to see the tape, but the prosecutor tells us no tape ever existed.  The client may become convinced that it was lost.  If this were the case, would a case be dismissed when the police of the prosecutor misplace such evidence?  Click on the following link to find out.


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