Q: For a kidnapping charge to stick does the victim have to testify in court
If someone went on a high speed chase with people in the car who consented to running from the police but then when caught accused the driver of forcefully holding them captive. But the victims not refuse to testify again the person in a criminal court,can the charge be dropped
There is no requirement that the victim testify in court, and depending on what other evidence there is, the charge may still be proven.
- Law Office of Joseph Abrams, Anaheim, CA
more info is needed.
often a case can be made without the victim or wits testifying.......the police would testify to what happened and what the Defendant said at the time of the arrest.
each case is case dependant......on the facts of that case.
on the vast number of cases, there will probably be a plea bargain and no wits will be needed.
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