This 6-hour training class will be presented by Assistant Attorney General Robert A. Walsh, a Unit Chief with the Criminal Appeals Section, regarding the most problematic and recurring issues that arise on appeal in sex crime cases. Participants will learn the different evidentiary vehicles for properly admitting uncharged act evidence under the intrinsic-evidence doctrine and Arizona Rules of Evidence 404(b) and 404(c), and how to avoid the pitfalls that led to reversals in State v. Aguilar, 209 Ariz. 40, 97 P.3d 865 (2004), and State v. Ferrero, 229 Ariz. 239, 274 P.3d 509 (2012). This training seminar will provide guidance for successfully litigating issues involving duplicitous indictments and charges, the rape-shield statute, expert witness testimony on CSAAS, evidence regarding the defendant’s sexual normalcy, and statutory defenses to sexual assault, child molestation, and sexual conduct with minors. This session will conclude with practical advice about how to avoid successful Eighth Amendment challenges.
There is no fee for attending this training, however APAAC is not able to reimburse for travel-related expenses for this seminar.