A layman could bring a bill of indictment to the grand jury; if the grand jury found
... by the accused to the grand jury, and, with respect to non-party witnesses, that
after ... The target of a gr...
Of the habeas privilege, the Supreme Court has declared that the "government ...
First, persons accused of crimes can waive their right to a jury trial, perhaps ...
One exception to this rule occurs when a defendant challenges his or her guilty
.... and to compel favorable witnesses to testify in their behalf (Sixth Amendment).
Jun 10, 2015 ... Defendant: The person accused of committing a crime. The Victim-Witness
Program. Each United States Attorney's office has a Victim-Witness program
which is .... By pleading guilty, the defendant waives his or her right to trial. ....
their testimony, and do not volunteer information about your own testimony.
The federal government and each state has its own criminal statutes, court ... that
a witness give testimony or produce documents or other evidence in his or her ...
For example, a person accused of a serious offense has a right to be tried by a
..... In fact, if a prosecutor did bring charges or obtain a grand jury indictment and
www.harringtonmahoney.com/documents/Mahoney - Right to Present a Defense.pdf
Nov 9, 2011 ... system has always mistrusted the accused, her defenders, and her evidence, ...
Criminal Defense Lawyers, as is his law partner, James P. Harrington. .... The
right to compel the attendance of witnesses and production of documents . ..... his
own behalf. ... and have them testify under oath on his behalf.
Mar 7, 2013 ... Under the Fifth Amendment, the defendant has an absolute right not to testify at
trial, just as he has a right to give evidence on his own behalf if he chooses to. ...
to the jury to decide whether every other witness has an interest in the .... or call
evidence in a criminal trial, there is no obligation upon [him/her] ...
 As such, its value as evidence has to be assessed in its own right. ... A
witness who testifies in any proceedings has the right not to have any ... However
, the reasons for his or her absence may go to the overall fairness of the trial. .....
and examination of every witness on the accused's behalf: its essential aim, as is
The trial judge rules as to the child's competence as a witness. 6 ... in a trial, but
the demeanor of the witness has been held also to be evidence that may be used
in determining credibility. ... The defendant's right to testify in his or her defense.
Defendants have a right to testify on their own behalf; Defendants who take ...
The accused has the right to examine the Prosecution's witnesses, and to call
and examine witnesses on his or her own behalf under the same conditions as
In cases where the accused's testimony is not essential, the risk often outweighs
.... If the defendant has elected to testify in his own behalf, you may want to try to
follow ... The goal is to introduce your witness in a way that makes him or her
seem credible and trustworthy. ..... If so, you have a right to lead the witness on