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!!!