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What is discrediting the witness?
The way to discredit a witness is to call other witness or cross-examine other witnesses and bring up key points about your main witness’s testimony and impeach them through over witness statements.
What are the 4 types of witness?
Typically the Four Types of witnesses are:
- Lay witness.
- Expert witness.
- Character witness.
- Secondary witness.
What three factors do investigators consider when determining the credibility of a witness?
The following six factors affect the credibility of a witness during an investigation.
- Youth. Young age can affect the person’s ability to perceive and report the events that they witness.
- Old Age.
- Mental State.
- Relationship to People Involved.
- Background Characteristics.
Who will record the statements of witnesses?
In a criminal trial, statements of witnesses are recorded by the Police under Section 161 of the Cr. P. Code, copies of which are supplied to the accused. These statements can be used by the accused for proving contradictions as laid down in Sec.
How do you deal with a lying witness?
There are steps that another person can take whether a party or an observer to inform the court of lies.
- Provide Testimony. A person who knows that someone else has lied to the court may be called as a witness by the adverse party.
- Provide Evidence.
- Jury Instruction.
- Legal Assistance.
What if a witness is lying?
Lying on the stand under oath is known as perjury, a serious offense that may require defense from a criminal attorney. A witness charged with perjury can face steep monetary fines, probation, jail time, and even problems with security clearances and gainful employment.