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Sometimes witness do not want to give information because they become afraid of what can be happen to them, sometimes it can be influenced by age, physical characteristics also emotions. Some witness may not desire to give any information because they do not want to get involved, or may fear any contact with a law enforcement agency and some just do not want to do anything that would aid the police. Some witnesses maybe reluctant to be cooperative or be specious of the motives of the interview sometimes a language barriers.

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Q: What factors motivate a witness to withhold or give information?
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Does a fact witness have a right NOT to testify in court?

No. No one has the right to impede justice. If they have information that is material and relevant to the case, they do not have the option to withhold it. They may be questioned as a "hostile witness" or they may be ordered by the judge to testify. If they refuse they can be held in contempt of court and jailed and/or fined.


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