Claremore, OK asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: How do you become a witness for the state

If someone gets busted and u get on the state witness

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Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Not sure what you are asking? Anyone can be listed as a witness by the State. That doesn't mean they will actually testify. If you are referencing someone who was arrested and decides to provide testimony against his/her co-defendants, then that is usually dependent on who talks first and who the police and the DA wants to convict more.

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: If you were not arrested and not charged with a crime but believe you have evidence that will be of benefit to the State in its prosecution against someone else, you should contact the law enforcement entity that arrested or investigated the person.

If you were arrested or have been charged and are looking to cut a deal by becoming a witness for the State, you should immediately hire a criminal defense attorney and discuss that strategy with your attorney first. If you desire to pursue such a strategy after receiving advice from your attorney, your attorney can explore that possibility with the prosecutor.

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