Witness Testimony – Right to Confront Witness

S.D. v. Department of Children and Families, 2017 WL 52636 (Fla. 3rd DCA) Dependency proceedings are civil in nature. The constitutional right to confront witnesses does not apply. Father appealed termination of his parental rights based on his alleged lack of consent to a witness testifying via Skype, the lack of a notary to administer […]

S.D. v. Department of Children and Families, 2016 WL 6992649 (Fla. 3rd DCA)

  Father appealed termination of his parental rights based on his lack of consent to a witness testifying by Skype, the failure of a notary to administer the oath prior to the witness’s testimony and violation of his right to confront a witness. The Third District Court of Appeal (Third DCA) affirmed. Father’s adult daughter testified via Skype […]