New answers tagged

0

Impeaching the witness means that the witness gives an answer that contradicts previous testimony or other sworn statements. The process you are outlining is called Voir Dire (Voir rhymes withe "Spa", Dire is pronounced like "Deer:). Voir Dire is used to establish a witnesses has credibility to speak on a subject matter to give expert testimony (fancy way ...


12

Your main misunderstanding is that opposing counsel cannot testify. He can ask a question, such as "Did you say ...?", which provides Einstein an opportunity to answer in a way that maintains the credibility of his testimony, but consel cannot just enter his own testimony into the record. In addition, counsel on "his side" has the opportunity to pose ...


Top 50 recent answers are included