Can I be charged with a crime based on one witness?

UPDATED: Dec 7, 2011

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Can I be charged with a crime based on one witness?

It’s based on an assault that happened over a year ago. The witness has just come forward now.

Asked on December 7, 2011 under Criminal Law, Florida


Hong Shen / Roberts Law Group

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

It is not about quantity but credibility. One might be enough to prove your case beyond reasonable doubt. The police do not care. Somebody reports and they can charge whatever they want. It depends on the DA to decide whether to prosecute and the judge or jury to decide whether that witness is believable. What you need to do is to find a good defense attorney to see if a deal can be made before trial.

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