Newton, MS asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: In ms what constitutes proof of armed robbery? Can a person be convicted based solely on written statement of accuser?

The accused was not found in possession of or linked to ever physically being in possession of any of stolen items nor was the any witnesses nor any video or audio evidence of alleged crime. There were three other alleged robbers who were not identified nor charged. So it is just victims word against the accused word.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: With the way that it works in Mississippi, a person can be convicted based on the testimony of one eye witness; however, there is usually different things that have to be taken into account, such as how familiar the witness was the accused, the conditions at the time, etc.

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