can I ask to not be seen?
If you are juvenile the answer is maybe. If you are an adult it is very unlikely because of our freedom of press.
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I agree with my colleague above. Generally, freedom of the press will override a witnesses' desire not to be seen.
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Yes you can ask. Will your request be honored by the press? Probably not.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Is some intances yes, in most NO. However, most judges will listen to victims in cases where they do not want their images on the news or in the paper. Specially if there is some kind of violence or sexual nature to the charges. Its up to the judge what he lets go on in his or her courtroom. Howeever, once he you are outside in public, there is not alot you can do!
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Ask the judge and prosecutor for help on this.
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