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    Crown witness?

    What is the difference between a witness and a Crown witness?

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    Re: Crown witness?

    Quote Originally Posted by shinem View Post
    What is the difference between a witness and a Crown witness?
    More context would help.
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    Re: Crown witness?

    Mark was to appear as a Crown witness, having made a detailed confession; in exchange for a suspended sentence.

    Mark was a drug dealer and making confession to police after arrested. But I didn't understand the meaning of Crown?

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    Re: Crown witness?

    The 'Crown' in English law is the Queen or King, i.e. the state.

    All criminal prosecutions in England are undertaken in the name of the Crown - the Queen or King. A Crown witness is therefore a witness for the prosecution.

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