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The legal standard for human justice systems for thousands of years has been eyewitness testimony when two or three are gathered to see a specific event, then. Extracts from this document introduction how reliable is eyewitness testimony eyewitness testimony is often important or even crucial evidence in a trial. Brian silber law trial attorney free initial consultation eye witness testimony the essence of any criminal case comes down to witness testimony in trial.