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      CHC 880     


Art. 880.  Right to present evidence and examine witnesses

A.  Among other rights guaranteed by Chapter 3 of this Title, at the adjudication hearing the child may introduce evidence, call witnesses, be heard on his own behalf, and cross-examine witnesses called by the state.

B.  When a child has contested an adjudication based on his insanity, the members of the sanity commission may be called as witnesses by the court, the child, or the district attorney.  Regardless of who calls them as witnesses, the members of the commission are subject to cross-examination by the child, by the district attorney, and by the court.

C.  Other evidence pertaining to the defense of insanity at the time of the offense may be introduced at the adjudication hearing by the child and by the district attorney.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §8, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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