Appendix 17. Cross-Examination. CROSS-EXAMINATION Cross-Examining the Defendant in a Consent Case. Cross-Examination The Three Basic Rules 1. Leading questions only. 2. One new fact per question. 3. Building toward a specific goal. Cross-Examination
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Cross-Examining the Defendant in a Consent Case
The Three Basic Rules
1.Leading questions only.
2.One new fact per question.
3.Building toward a specific goal.
How can you use what you learned from the Offender
Expert’s presentation on offenders to improve your cross-examination?
Using the Cates case:
1. Identify areas of cross-examination that you would like to cover.
2. Develop some questions that you might use to cover those areas.
1.Ask the “one question too many”
2.Give the witness permission to disagree
(Don’t ask “Would you agree that…”
or “Isn’t it true…”)
3. Argue with the witness