Hollywood, FL asked in Criminal Law and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: can a witness also watch and listen to trial as it takes place

I am a child to a deceased mother, who was killed due to domestic violence,, i am almost sure I will have to testify and i would like to listen and watch the trial as it proceeds. My family is saying that’s not allowed and I’m worried.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Christine King
Christine King
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure this has been very difficult. Unfortunately, sequestration of witnesses is a normal practice. It is designed to illicit truthful testimony that has not been swayed by the testimony of other witnesses. Ultimately, it is up to the judge.

I hope this helps.

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