Awaiting a jury trial and noticed this on the Register of Actions for the case. Trial was pushed back for the courts not having the transcripts available. What could this mean? Notice of Intent to Admit Evid of other acts?
It means that the prosecutor has filed what is called a notice of intent to use evidence of other acts under the Michigan Rules of Evidence. More than likely it's under the rule of evidence 404(b). Normally a prosecutor cannot introduce evidence that you have acted badly or committed crimes in the past as it may prejudice the jury against you and the danger is they may be apt to convict you based on that and not the evidence against you for the current charge. However, the rules of evidence does allow them to introduce such evidence under certain circumstances. It's important to be represented by an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can file an appropriate motion to argue to the court that such evidence should be kept out.
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