Translation of hostile witness in Spanish:

hostile witness

noun

Law

  • 1

    testigo que declara en contra de la parte que lo presenta
    • He would then step down as counsel and become the hostile witness for the defence.
    • The Court also held that the Magistrate's decision not to declare the police officer a hostile witness was discretionary and did not involve an error of law.
    • It was not clear, however, whether a previous inconsistent statement could be proved against a hostile witness, by calling other witnesses, in the event he denied making it.
    • In my amended written submission before the honourable court I pointed out 52 instances where the primary judge accepted the lies of hostile witnesses as truth and totally disregarded any evidence which was in my favour.
    • The only evidence inculpating him in the offence was that of a 17-year-old person who was declared a hostile witness at trial in order to extract the evidence inculpating him.