In preliminary proceedings can a defense attorney also call witnesses before a grand jury?
A Grand Jury only hears witnesses brought forth by the prosecutor. The defense attorney(s) and defendant(s) are not present at the hearing. Witnesses are not allowed to have their attorney present, but may excuse themselves to confer with legal counsel outside of the hearing/court room.
Well,a prosecutor is someone who prosecutes,meaning files arguments against the suspect or the one breaking the law. While the Defense Attorney is the one falsify the arguments given by the prosecuting attorney technically the defense attorney's job is harder because most prosecuting attorney don't file charges that aren't good and it is hard to defend against something that counts on witnesses and evidences.
If you have a felony warrant for your arrest and someone asks you to go testify for them in an unrelated court case in Texas will you get arrested?
It sure is possible. The defense attorney will have to turn over to the prosecutor the list of names he plans to call as witnesses. Any state's attorney worth his job will probably run the names through the criminal information computer in order to learn something about the background of the witnesses he is going to have to contend with. If you're a felony absconder, it's quite likely you'll be in there.
You are entitled to be there, but your presence isn't really necessary. All the judge is going to do is hear prosecution testimony as to why you should be charged with the offense you were arrested for. No witnesses will appear, and you (i.e.: your defense attorney) wll not be allowed to put on a defense. Therefore. . . you don't REALLY need to be there.
Why does the prosecutor indict a defendant with felony murder charges but the defendant only acted in self defense?
If self defense is your defense against the crime of murder - you will have to refute the prosecutors evidence in court and convince the jury that it WAS self defense. Next: Self defense is what is known as an "affirmative defense" to prosecution, and the burden of proof is entirely up to you. It is not the role of the Prosecutor to present your defense to the Court. Your best friend right now is…
Supreme Judges- Are the judges of federal cases in the Supreme Court. Judge- In charge of the court and leads the trial. overrules or accepts objections. Defense Attorney- Defends the accused. Has the power to call up witnesses and object. Prosecution- Asks witnesses questions and defends the prosecutor. has the power to object Jury- Listens to the case and makes a decision on the case.