Scales of JusticeJohn T Adams
 
BERKS COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEY
 
John T. ADAMS
         
 
TIPS FOR TESTIFYING
 
 
   If you are called upon to testify, here are some things to keep in mind:
 
1)     Try to relax as much as possible
 
2)     Dress neatly
 
3)     Speak clearly so the Judge and Jury can hear you
 
4)     Do not chew gum or wear sunglasses when testifying
 
5)      Listen carefully to the questions
 
6)     Wait until any objections are made and ruled on before answering
 
7)     If you do not understand a question, please ask that it be repeated
 
8)     If you do not know an answer to a question, just say so (It is important that you
          do not guess)
 
9)     Do not volunteer any information
 
10)   Always be courteous and respectful
 
11)   ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH!!!