Why Interview Prosecution Witnesses

Article by UCLA Law School Professor

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/investigating-criminal-case-interviewing-prosecution-witnesses.html

Why Interview Prosecution Witnesses

The defense can gain significant benefits from trying to interview prosecution witnesses rather than relying on their statements. These include the ability to:

  • Find leads for new evidence and people to interview.
  • Gauge witnesses’ demeanor and credibility.
  • Ferret out details of witnesses’ stories.
  • Impeach witnesses who have made inconsistent statements.
  • Establish a foundation for witnesses who are biased against the defendant.

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