Definition of state's evidence in English:

state's evidence

Syllabification: state's ev·i·dence

noun

Law
Evidence for the prosecution given by a participant in or accomplice to the crime being tried.
More example sentences
  • Two of his codefendants confessed to their parts in the robbery, and one codefendant turned state's evidence in return for a reduced sentence.
  • Some read it as a cautionary tale for anyone contemplating turning state's evidence in antitrust trials.
  • Although Denny's assailants appeared to have free rein in the unpoliced intersection, several suspects were later identified through news footage turned state's evidence.

Phrases

turn state's evidence

Give evidence for the prosecution: persuading one-time gang members to turn state’s evidence
More example sentences
  • They'll either prosecute him or they'll let him roll and turn state's evidence and get some kind of immunity.
  • Anthony had made a deal with the District Attorney to turn state's evidence and testify against Smith, if they ever caught him.
  • Personally, I was surprised neither one of them tried to turn state's evidence against the other.

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