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Encyclopedia > Witness intimidation

Witness intimidation involves witnesses crucial to court proceedings being threatened in order to pressure or extort them not to testify. The refusal of key witnesses to testify commonly renders a case with inadequate physical evidence void in a court of law. This is a significant problem that has many lawmakers considering tough penalties for intimidating a witness; in the state of Kansas, it is a criminal misdemeanor, or, if found to be aggravated, a felony. This article is about witnesses in law courts. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Other U.S. States Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius Official languages None Area 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² (15th)  - Land 81,815 mi²; 211,900 km²  - Water 462 mi²; 1,196 km² (0. ...


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Witness intimidation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (107 words)
Witness intimidation involves witnesses crucial to court proceedings being threatened in order to pressure or extort them not to testify.
The refusal of key witnesses to testify commonly renders a case with inadequate physical evidence void in a court of law.
This is a significant problem that has many lawmakers considering tough penalties for intimidating a witness; in the state of Kansas, it is a criminal misdemeanor, or, if found to be aggravated, a felony.
witness: Definition, Synonyms and Much More From Answers.com (1670 words)
A witness declared to be hostile may be asked leading questions and is subject to cross-examination by the party that called him or her.
If several witnesses witness a crime it is probative to look for similarities in their collective descriptions to substantiate the facts of an event, keeping in mind the contrasts of individual descriptions.
Witnesses and their testimony in these events are extremely valuable, as scientists and meteorologists rarely have the needed equipment to record these events from an up-close-and-personal perspective.
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