Let us discuss the role and importance of witness in the court. Do you know who is a witness? A witness is a person who is essential for a court to confess or telling what he saw or heard about a case. The prosecution attorney and defense attorney ask questions to the witness about the case. The answer of the witness is treated as the evidence in the court of law. The court gives warrant to the witness to inform the details of the case and to inform which court to go.
The Crown prosecutor and defense lawyer will probably talk to you to find out what you know about the case before they decide to call you as a witness. At this stage, you do not have to answer their questions unless you want to. However, if either lawyer warrants you as a witness, you must go to the court to tell the judge what you know about the case.
An eye witness is a common word used in public. If a person called as an eye witness if he or she saw, feel, heard something related to the case. The witness may be called by the court whether it is a criminal case or civil case. A Bible will give to the witness and he must take an oath "tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth". The judge will finalize and make an assumption about the words of the witness. The judge has the responsibility to ensure that the witness is telling true or false.
If the witness is a doctor, handwriting expert, lab technician he or she could be called an expert witness. The opinion of the expert is taken as the evidence because the court does not have knowledge about that field. Expert witness doesn't have any favor with any of the party. The expert witness must take an oath of the court. The witness must explain the reason for an expert in the particular area.
If you are a character witness of the court you must have some responsibilities and dedication. Character witnesses are different types.
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