WHAT IS A FUGITIVE WITH FELONY ARREST CHARGE MEAN AND WITH THAT CHARGE IS THE PERSON A CREDIBLE WITNESS?

Asked about 1 year ago - Manassas, VA

MY BROTHER RECENTLY WAS CHARGED WITH SOMETHING DUE TO A LIE BY A CI. THE CI WAS JUST CHARGED WITH FUGITIVE WITH FELONY ARREST. WILL HE STILL BE A CREDIBLE WITNESS FOR THE CASE?

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WHAT DOES THAT CHARGE ACTUALLY MEAN?

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  1. James Donald Garrett

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    Answered . The CI's credibility will certainly be an issue at trial, and his felony record is not helpful to the prosecution. If he is a fugitive, and is not found by the Commonwealth Attorney, that may bode very well for your brother. If your brother does not have an attorney, he should get one immediately. Challenging a witnesses credibility is not a simple matter, and he should not rely on the witness not appearing in court.

    Good luck.

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  2. Rixon Charles Rafter III

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    Answered . IT does not help his credibility at all--that is for sure. Hopefully your brother's attoney will be all over that during trial. Best of luck to your brother.

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