Tort Law

Witnesses Competence

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses Witnesses-Competence

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Witnesses-Competence.   

1971 Helge v. Carr, 212 Va. 485, 184 S.E.2d 794.

Witnesses-competence.Psychiatrist testified that witness was incapable of realistic logical thinking. Trial court correctly refused to let witness testify. Discussion of criteria for competency.

1957 Kiracoffe v. Commonwealth, 198 Va. 833, 97 S.E.2d 14.

Children witnesses were found to be competent to testify.

For more information on witness competence see the pages on Wikipedia.

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