Witnesses in the criminal court case are obviously the leading source of evidence used to convict a defendant to a criminal action. Likewise, witnesses for the defense are most often the most powerful means to establish reasonable doubt.
While in defendant has an absolute right to be free from having to prove their innocence to the presentation of any evidence, potential witnesses must always be thoroughly explored by defense counsel. As with all witnesses, issues relating to credibility or lack thereof must be weighed heavily when evaluating their use in a defense strategy.
The preparation of witnesses for both sides, prosecution and defense is absolutely permissible under the rules provided they are not being coached to change their testimony in an effort to gain advantage.
Attorney William R. Moore has prepared thousands of defense witnesses in anticipation of testifying at trial. If you are party to a criminal action and wish to know your rights and obligations you may obtain further information by either emailing or calling our office.
WR Moore Criminal Defense Lawyers explain obligation of the criminal case witness. For more information contact our criminal defense team: Broward Office WR Moore Criminal Defense 1 Financial Plaza Suite 2500 Fort Lauderdale FL 33394 United States 954-523-5333 Rio-Vista Office WR Moore Criminal Defense 721 SE 13th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States (954) 656-6229 Courthouse Office WR Moore, Direnzo & Weick Criminal Defense 612 SE 5th Ave #3 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (954) 656-6231 West Palm Beach Office WR Moore Criminal Defense 500 S Australian Ave. Suite 650 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States (561) 422-4308