In a DWI case (Rx drugs only), Defendant had "worked" earlier in the evening operating a photo booth for a wedding at a local event venue. I say "worked" because the venue manager tells me he was "a disaster" and was "obviously messed up." The manager had met the D at an earlier date, along with the bride, to hire him for the event. At that time, manager says he was "perfectly normal."
Can I call the manager as a witness? Are there any potential pitfalls? I'm thinking it would be similar to getting testimony from patrons at a bar? Thanks for your input!
Arron P. Swink
Assistant County Attorney
Cherokee County, Texas
I don't see why not. Of course defendants call witnesses all the time to explain their injuries or ailments. Usually that's one of the main points of controversy in a case like this, and the hardest one for the state to overcome.
This sounds like fantastic evidence! How'd it play out?
Got it in. Her testimony was fantastic. However, juries don't understand prescription drugs and/or just don't want to convict when they themselves are on them. Result: not guilty.
|Powered by Social Strata|
© TDCAA, 2001. All Rights Reserved.