Ok, lets say that someone is pressing charges against another person. They claim to have been physically assaulted and have presented photos to the police that supposedly show marks from the altercation. There are also two witnesses of the incident in question but they completely contradict each other (one witness is backing the story of the ‘defendant’ and the other is backing the ‘victim’).
My question is, if the only evidence is witness testimony and that testimony is rendered moot by way of conflicting accounts, what is a likely outcome for the person being charged? Let’s assume the photos are flimsy, being just one set of photos (no timeline or before and after pics) with injuries that could have easily been self-inflicted after the fact.
Basically, if one person is pressing charges against another, and the entire thing boils down to “he said/she said”, how does the case typically proceed?
(After writing this, I realize that it’s better suited for IMHO.)