If the victim and only witness to a crime is saying that the accused did not do the crime, can the accused still be convicted?

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If the victim and only witness to a crime is saying that the accused did not do the crime, can the accused still be convicted?

There was no weapon found.

Asked on April 30, 2009 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor


Not knowing the specifics of the crime, it appears unlikely that there can be a conviction if the victim/witness testifies that the accused didn't do it and no weapon was found.


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