character witness


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character witness

n. Law
A witness who is called on to testify to the nature of someone's character or reputation.
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Noun1.character witness - a witness who testifies under oath as to the good reputation of another person in the community where that person lives
witness - (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
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Meanwhile, Tim visits Sally in prison but he can't bring himself to tell her they are struggling to find a character witness from the council.
Nick and Elsa Meanwhile, Tim visits Sally in prison but he can't bring himself to tell her they are struggling to find a character witness from the council.
On Monday Tim visits Sally but can't bring himself to tell her they are struggling to find a character witness from the council.
A FORMER GAA county board chairman appeared as a character witness for a sex offender at a sentencing hearing yesterday.
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Cunningham appeals his sentence, contending that the district courts limitation on his presentation of character witness testimony at sentencing violated Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 32(i)(4)(A)(ii) and that the resulting sentence is substantively unreasonable.
"The reason I was there, it's on the record I've been called as a character witness. I was advised it was important to attend, so I got both sides of the story."
In (http://www.ibtimes.com/suits-season-6-spoilers-mike-turns-down-harveys-job-offer-episode-11-sneak-peek-2480235) Season 6, episode 11 , Harvey actually asked Anita to act as a character witness for Mike, but she refused.
The president has no business acting as a character witness in a criminal case, for a man who was sacked as deputy Attorney-general, admitted to making false allegations against the Attorney-general and faces a host of criminal charges.
Defense lawyers presented Pemberton's mother, Lisa, a nurse, as their first witness and primary character witness, who was cross-examined by the prosecution for two hours, said lawyer Harry Roque Jr., lead counsel for the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey Jennifer Laude.
Meanwhile, there's trouble for Bob as no one will give him a good character witness and he has been locked up with a violent thug called Ged.
Brenda is concerned to later hear that her other half has met with an 'accident' behind bars, while Harriet is determined to track down Carly so she can act as a character witness - but is Bob's friendship with the ex-detective about to land him in even more trouble?