Witnesses

expert testimonyOnce a crime is alleged, law enforcement officers will begin to investigate. The complaining witness or aggrieved victim will make a statement and written reports will be made of these statements. If the only witness involves law enforcement, the officers will make written reports documenting what they observed.

Victims and Witnesses Known to Have Spoken to Police Officers
It is a good practice to make notes of your recollection of the events leading up to your arrest while they are still fresh in your mind. The sooner that the identities of witnesses expected to testify against you are known, the sooner your defense attorney will be able to assign defense investigator to tasks specific to preserving exculpatory evidence in your behalf.  Make a list of all known victims and witnesses who have spoken to police officers in the case pending against you. Include any known identification information as well as contact information if available. Do not contact any of these individuals in order to obtain telephone numbers or addresses  as  this could raise suspicions of witness tampering. Only state information known personally to you and do not rely upon information provided by others unless they have personal knowledge of this case.  Only witnesses expected to testify on your behalf should be contacted  for the purpose of discussing this case.
Sometimes relationships with the everyday people in our lives become strained. While disagreements and even arguments are a normal part of everyday life, there are times where tempers on the part of one or both parties escalate beyond that of a healthy disagreement. Where there is evidence of physical aggression, theft or even continuous harassment, in otherwise healthy dispute may evolve into criminal activity. Take time to explain the nature of any and all relationships that you had With individuals now labeled as victims of the crime for which you are accused.

If the investigating officer determines that there are other witnesses to the crime, she may take statements from these people.

Once a crime is alleged, law enforcement officers will begin to investigate. The complaining witness or aggrieved victim will make a statement and written reports will be made of these statements. If the only witness involves law enforcement, the officers will make written reports documenting what they observed.

If the investigating officer determines that there are other witnesses to the crime, she may take statements from these people.

Evidence, if any, will be gathered at this time by collecting physical evidence located at the crime scene, taking photographs and video images of the scene and evidence, and retrieving relevant evidence from other locations.