What if DV Victim Unavailable to Testify at Trial?

If a victim of domestic violence dies prior to trial or is otherwise legally unavailable to testify, trial may still proceed and defendant may still be convicted under certain circumstances. There is no legal requirement, as some people have asked us, if the judge must dismiss a case if the victim is unavailable to testify. The prosecutor, in fact, can always take the case to trial, but his or her ability to secure a conviction may decrease without the victim available to testify at trial, depending upon the facts. To read more about this situation, please click on the following link – https://www.greghillassociates.com/what-if-dv-victim-unavailable-to-testify-at-trial.html

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