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Florida Constitution Revision Commission

PUB 700378: Sufficiency of Evidence to Sustain a Criminal Conviction by Sean Kevin Gravel

ARTICLE I: DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, New Section.

Catchline: Evidence Necessary for a Criminal Conviction

No person may be convicted of a criminal offense on the testimony of a single, uncorroborated eye-witness to the crime. Hearsay of an eye-witness' prior statements shall not be considered sufficient corroboration. To prove both the existence of the crime and that the defendant was the perpetrator the State must present more than one eye-witness to the crime or physical evidence or the testimony of one or more eye-witnesses corroborated by other evidence or the defendant's confession corroborated by other evidence.