Witness under duress

In this age of gangs and other criminal conspiracies, the prosecution more than ever faces the problem of trying to get witnesses to testify against some criminal defendants. When a witness is granted…

The Reluctant Victim Witness

It is not unusual for prosecutors to have to deal with victims of crimes who are reluctant to testify and incriminate the criminal defendant, for such reasons as a relationship with or even fear of th…

Prosecution lie could affect case

A criminal defendant in Maryland who has been convicted of certain crimes may attempt to obtain a new trial by arguing that evidence discovered since his trial “creates a substantial or significant po…