Witnesses for trial


The judge will accept any witness that has any knowledge relevant to the case. Depending on the local rules of court in your county and the type of hearing, affidavits (sworn statements) from persons within or outside the state may be acceptable. The basic procedure would just be to call up whoever might have relevant information and see what they know. Expert witnesses need to be disclosed in advance.

Good luck!

Ketan P. Soni
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 200
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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Preparing for trial, and would like to know what a judge will or won’t accept as far as witnesses are concerned. Do witnesses have to be in court, or if they live in another state, can a sworn statement be used ?? What is the basic procedure for obtaining witnesses for trial ?