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Jun 13, 2019

Perjury

By |Jun 13, 2019|Legal Matters|

You always should and must tell the truth when you appear in a courtroom. Otherwise, our system of justice does not work, and a lie you tell may be considered perjury.

When you take the witness stand and give testimony in a courtroom, you take an oath and swear to tell the truth – nothing, […]

Jun 12, 2019

Jury Trials

By |Jun 12, 2019|Legal Matters|

Unlike in some countries, you cannot be declared guilty, imprisoned, or executed without a trial. In the State of Tennessee and elsewhere in the United States, you have the right to due process and the right to a jury trial.

Also known as trials by jury, jury trials are trials or judicial proceedings presented before […]

Jun 10, 2019

Answering Interrogatories

By |Jun 10, 2019|Uncategorized|

In the United States, parties in civil lawsuits are entitled to learn the facts and to review the documents in a dispute.  One method by which relevant information is learned is answers to interrogatories.

Interrogatories are written questions posed to you by the opposing side. You generally receive them through your own attorney.  You cannot […]

Apr 29, 2019

Preparing to Testify in Court

By |Apr 29, 2019|Legal Matters|

Cases often are won or lost based on the testimony of the parties involved or their witnesses.  Though no one can change the facts, a party or a witness is more persuasive when he or she understands the questions, answers them truthfully, speaks clearly, maintains self-control, does not get rattled, and acts respectfully.

To prepare […]

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