fresh complaint rule

noun

Legal Definition of fresh complaint rule

: a rule of evidence: the testimony of a witness to whom a victim of a sexual offense made a fresh complaint is admissible to corroborate the victim's testimony

called also fresh complaint doctrine

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“Fresh complaint rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/fresh%20complaint%20rule. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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