CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES (Chapters 263 through 280)
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
WITNESS PROTECTION IN CRIMINAL MATTERS
Section 1. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:—
“Board”, the witness protection board established in section 2.
“Prosecuting officer”, the attorney general or a district attorney from each county.
“Critical witness”, any person who is participating in a criminal investigation, or has received a subpoena or who is reasonably expected to give testimony that is, in the judgment of the prosecuting officer, essential to a criminal investigation or proceeding or such person’s relatives, guardians, friends or associates who are reasonably endangered by such person’s participation in the criminal investigation or proceeding.