A witness may be contacted by defense attorneys or investigators working for the defense attorney to discuss the case. While a witness is free to speak about the case with anyone they chose, they are not required to do so. If a witness decides to discuss the case with the defense attorney or investigator, the prosecutor would like to have someone from our staff present during the interview.
A witness may refer the defense attorney to the prosecutor assigned to the case for any information he wants and may decline to discuss the case. If the person claims to be with law enforcement or the District Attorney’s Office, please ask them to show some identification or for their telephone number to use to be sure it is a law enforcement number.