turn state's evidence

idiom

US, law
: to agree to give the court information (such as the names of other criminals) when charged with a crime in order to reduce one's own punishment

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“Turn state's evidence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turn%20state%27s%20evidence. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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