Prairie Investigations can collect witness statement as a written or oral account of what a witness saw, heard, or experienced related to a particular event or incident. In legal proceedings, witness statements are used as evidence to support or refute a particular claim or allegation.
A witness statement typically includes the following information:
- The witness’s name and contact information.
- The date, time, and location of the event or incident.
- A description of what the witness saw, heard, or experienced.
- The witness’s opinions or conclusions about the event or incident.
- Any relevant details or context that may help to clarify or support the witness’s account.
Witness statements may be given voluntarily or as a result of a legal requirement, such as a subpoena or court order. They may be used in a variety of legal proceedings, including criminal trials, civil lawsuits, and administrative hearings. Investigators from Prairie Investigations are trained to obtain these statements in accordance with all local and state laws to ensure the statement is admissable in court.
It is important that witness statements are accurate and truthful, as false or misleading statements may result in legal consequences. Witnesses may be cross-examined or challenged on their statements, and inconsistencies or contradictions may be used to challenge the credibility of their testimony.
Witness statements are second only to investigations when it comes to gathering information. Our Investigators gather evidence for a variety of investigations including Workman’s Compensation Fraud, Criminal Defense, Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury, and more. Witnesses provide information that helps the investigator to reconstruct events and gather information based on the information from the witness. Gathering these statements is a critical part of the attorneys trial preparations.