US: Tennessee Court of Appeals rules expert testimony on ‘significant risk’ required for future potential HIV exposure convictions; acquits man for spitting

Charges dropped/acquittal

Expert testimony necessary to sustain conviction for criminal exposure to HIV.

November 14, 2012
Source: Lawyer Bird

According to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Yes. Last week the Court of Criminal Appeals, in State of Tennessee v. X, concluded that because the State failed to establish an element of the offense, the evidence was insufficient to support the defendant’s conviction of criminal exposure to HIV, and his conviction must be reversed and the charge dismissed. (Full opinion: