Philadelphia, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Using forensic interviews in a trial

What if I was waiting trial and have trials in 2 different counties for the same charges of lustful touching, the police used the forensic interviews to determine what, where and how many times I would be charged for. I've had my trial in 1 County that was 1 charge but judge allowed the other 2 from the other county to get on the stand and tell about their accusations. When all 3 got on the stand they change their whole story. All 3 had the exact same sorry at which nothing was WHAT they said in the interviews that got me arrested. I can prove they all 3 lied on just about every question. They judge allowed them to testify and the proccacutor and judge wouldn't allow my lawyer to ask any important questions out of 34 questions my lawyer was able to get 2 that wasn't shut down. My question is in mississippi can my lawyer use those videos and the transcript of their testimony in the other county to show that nothing is the same & would DA be one to change the accusations for a win

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Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Olive Branch, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: If the other witnesses have given testimony regarding their individual allegations and the versions are inconsistent, your lawyer can use the different statements to impeach the witness to show that they are lying or are telling different stories as to what happened.

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