Supreme Court Retains Preponderance Stanard in DV Cases – Crespo v. Crespo

[2010-02-18 11:47AM] In this morning’s Supreme Court decision in Crespo v. Crespo, the Justices rejected multiple challenges to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. Among the holdings, the Court stated that the proper standard of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, there is no right to a trial by jury in instances where a final restraining order is sought and that the Act does not violate the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms.

Download a copy of Crespo v. Crespo.

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