What happens as a witness when someone presses charges against another person?
Topic: How to write a testimony for a friend
June 24, 2019 / By Allon Question:
Last night I was at my friends house and she made her dad mad and he beat her up. She called the cops and now she is pressing charges on him. I witnessed the entire assault happen. I was wondering how I am going to be involved in this as a witness. I have been through something similar as a witness when I was 17 (I'm 20 now) however this happened when I was in school and it was held as Juvenile court. I don't mind making a written statement about what happened however Im kind of scared to go to court to testify against him seeing as I hated doing it the first time. Wouldn't a written statement be good enough??
Best Answers: What happens as a witness when someone presses charges against another person?
Terah | 8 days ago
You may be subpoenaed to appear in court. If you are, you will get on the stand and testify.
If you are really scared, you could go to the prosecutor assigned to the case and explain your situation. You may be deposed, which means that lawyers for both sides will submit their questions in advance to the judge who will ask you the questions; your testimony will be recorded and presented in court during the trial.
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You can talk to the prosecutor if/when they let you know they'd like you to testify.
It's also possible the matter will get referred to something like Child Protective Services, who may want to simply talk with you as a witness. Though your friend can report what happened, she doesn't get to decide to "press charges," or how things are handled and why.
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Written statements can't explain themselves or be cross examined.
What will happen to you depends on how the charges are pressed. If this goes to trial you would have to testify.
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To fully explain this in terms of electrons and atoms is quite complex, but you should get the principle.