What Does the Following Statement Mean for the Defendant?

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What does the following statement mean for the defendant? – “Witness failed to appear. Officer out sick. Defense ready. Must be tried. Commonwealth no-objection.”

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The statement above means that the case will continue as planned even though the witness failed to appear for examination under oath. The defense counsel agreed to continue the trial without any objection as well as the Commonwealth (prosecutor). Hence, the case will move forward.

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Author: House Attorney