Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

if two witnesses gave statements about the defendent is being held for but the victim does not cooroperate or accuse the defendent will the defendents still be held accountable for the crime

Asked on 7/01/13, 2:51 am

4 Answers from Attorneys

Kelvin Green The Law Office of Kelvin Green

If the witnesses saw it and can testify to the facts, the prosecution may have enough evidence without the victims cooperation and can convict.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 7:41 am

Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

The prosecutor does not need a victim's testimony if there is other evidence that proves the crime.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 10:42 am
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman

These decisions are not up to the victim. The prosecutor gets to decide whether to pursue the case.

There are ways to make a reluctant victim testify. Besides, there may be more than enough evidence even without that testimony.

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Answered on 7/01/13, 1:49 pm
John Laurie Gertz and Laurie

That is a prosecutorial decision. If they want to prosecute and they feel they have enough evidence then that's what they will do.,

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Answered on 7/02/13, 10:33 am

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