Your Right to Confront

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEE, HEAR, CROSS-EXAMINE AND CONFRONT ALL WITNESSES WHO TESTIFY AGAINST YOU.  No one is allowed to come into court and say things about you without you being there.  They have to “say it to your face”.  You also get to challenge what they say, through your lawyer.  Your lawyer can confront the witnesses about reasons they might be lying, point out why they might be mistaken, show that they have a bias against you, or that they just don’t know all the facts.  You should pay careful attention before and during a trial, and tell your lawyer if you know things that will help them in confronting the witnesses and other evidence presented against you.