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May 25, 2013

GIVING EVIDENCE IN COURT


ARE YOU A WITNESS?
I must start by throwing more light on who a witness is. Witness in Law has a narrow meaning unlike its literal meaning as is the case with many other legal terms little wonder Patrick Delvin in his book, 'the criminal prosecution' once said, "every witness is an editor; he tells not everything he saw and heard for that would be impossible, but rather what he saw and heard and deem significant and what he finds significant depends on his preconceptions"

The term witness in its strict and narrow sense means one who gives evidence in a case before a court that may be the determinant of the judge's judgment.
As a witness to a crime, your cooperation is essential to make the criminal justice system work or thrive better. I have taken to this discourse in an effort to lessen the inconveniences of would-be witnesses and to help them feel more comfortable in the court room.