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Is it true you have the right to confront your accusor

Brooklyn, NY |
Filed under: Civil rights

Can this issue be brought up? Even if da claims its for safety but thats not true because the person keeps trying to contact me I have the proof so can I use that right to confront accusor if they plan on going to trial?

Attorney Answers 3

  1. the right to confront applies only to a trial. If the case goes to trial, your accuser will have to come to court to testify

  2. Assuming the DA needs the accuser to make out a case (and the DA doesn't alwyers) your lawyer will have the right to cross-examine the person during the trial.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 577-9797 or via email at I was named to the Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.

  3. There are certain situations where the DA may be able to prove its case without the accuser testifying. One example would be if there were other witnesses to the crime.

    Best of luck to you.

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