Prosecution Witnesses

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills
October 4, 2015

Our criminal defense lawyer in Fort Worth is sometimes questioned about what a witness deal with the prosecution involves. Prosecution witnesses sometimes attempt to protect themselves by signing a deal with the prosecution that includes a reduced charge or even immunity. Defendants have a right under the Sixth Amendment to question the deal in order to find out more information about the accusations against him or her.

Challenging a Witness Plea Deal

A knowledgeable criminal lawyer will thoroughly investigate the witness and ask a wide range of questions in order to determine what he or she is getting out of the deal. Some of the information that your attorney should ask includes:

  • A possible maximum sentence – A guilty plea might mean prison time, and the maximum and minimum sentences are relevant to your case. Fear could motivate the prosecution witness to be less than forthright on the stand.
  • The signers of the agreement – This should be the individual and the prosecutor only, and should not include the jury or judge.
  • The legal implications of the plea – This is to ensure that the prosecutor can seek a lesser sentence.
  • The mandatory minimum sentence in the case and if the prosecutor can request that the judge override this.
  • If the prosecutor is the same person who filed charges against you,
  • If the witness told the truth, and
  • If the witness adhered to the agreement and who decides that.

Your Attorney’s Goal

Your lawyer’s objective is to help the jury see the great amount of influence that the prosecutor holds over the witness and that the prosecutor’s goal is to convict you. A seasoned criminal defense lawyer will know how to cast doubt with the jury about the prosecution’s motives.

Contact Our Criminal Defense Lawyer in Fort Worth

If you have questions about a plea agreement for a prosecution witness, contact the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller, our criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth.

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