LANSING, MI (MPRN)-- Allowing witnesses in criminal trials to testify remotely violates the Michigan and US constitutions – unless the defense agrees.
That decision came Monday from the Michigan Supreme Court.
It was a 6-0 decision. The court said remote testimony can violate a defendant’s right to confront witnesses.
Marquette County Prosecutor Matthew Wiese is the president-elect of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. He says the decision creates problems for courts.