The right underpins the requirement for the prosecution witness to
be identifiable not only to the defendant, but also to the open court.
* Subpoena the Witness to
Testify in Court: Subpoenas must be served on the witness in person.
* Do decide whether you want to help the witness recall all of the facts previously known but perhaps forgotten or if it serves the company's interest for the witness to
proceed without a refreshed recollection.
The scheme seeks to enable a witness to
give testimony in a judicial setting or to cooperate with law enforcement and investigating agency without fear of intimidation or reprisal.
According to the defendants and their families, it is impossible for the witness to
recognize the faces at a distance from 200 to 300 meters.
Counsel should not automatically ask the military judge to grant the most drastic remedy just because the witness did not testify the way counsel wanted the witness to
Compound questions and questions that invite ambiguous answers should be avoided: "Did you see or hear the collision, and did your wife as well?" Avoid open-ended questions that give no hint as to whether the answer would be relevant and that leave the witness to
wander with no guidance: "Is there anything else you want to say?"
2004) (requiring witness to
provide "strong showing of particularized need"), with Bursey v.
Rather than be witnesses only of the death of their Lord and friend, the disciples were called to witness to
If the case or witness does not justify an in-person interview, send a short questionnaire for the witness to
Make sure that your in-house contact obtains a time commitment from the witness to
allow for sufficient preparation.
(46) The ideal, as noted above, was for the witness to
give his own account without any prompting.
You may have heard about the DVD called "Stop Snitching" that advocates witness intimidation and that emphasizes its point with an illustration on its back cover showing three dead bodies over the words "snitch prevention" In Baltimore, where this DVD is on sale, Ricky Prince, a witness to
a gang shooting who had agreed to testify, was recently shot in the head.
* ATTORNEYS WILL ASK AN EXPERT WITNESS to
disclose any information of a personal nature that could diminish their effectiveness.
(59) In this scenario, the state or local agency must surrender its supervision of the witness to
federal authorities and, according to the USAM, is requested to reimburse the federal government.