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Making a Statement in Court. - August 24th 2013, 11:28 PM

Morning guys, alright, so about a month ago, I was walking to school and I arrived at the train station, and I saw two suspicious guys, one carrying a baseball bat, walking down the stairs, and I went to look back, just to keep an eye on them, and when I did, they started running towards a group of guys, trying to bash them.

They didn't hit anyone but they came back up the stairs and ran away.

I made a statement and foolishly agreed to go to court, and now I have to. But I am feeling way nervous, have you guys been in this situation before? And what advice do you have? .


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Re: Making a Statement in Court. - August 25th 2013, 06:32 PM

(This is the U.S. Perspective regarding being a witness to a crime): I have worked in the Justice system for awhile now and one thing I have to say is you defiantly don't want to be nervous (lawyers will exploit that), however you defiantly want to be truthful.

Most of what they will ask you will be set up. Meaning, they are going to ask you the questions, and you just truthfully answer those questions. Remember, if you are found lying, you may face charges yourself, or you may be deemed a unreliable person, which will follow you throughout the court system.

So, dress up alittle (don't go into the court with pants hanging down, or in clothes that have holes in them), take a deep breath, answer the questions, and the questions only (no opinion's should be given unless asked - facts only), and everything else will easily fall into place.


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