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What is Cross Examination in Criminal Trials?

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What is Cross Examination in Criminal Trials?

Cross examination is when the defense council has an opportunity to question the government’s witnesses. During cross examinations, defense councils can ask leading questions. For example, isn’t it true that you were not in a position to see what you say that you saw? Or isn’t it true that when you searched the apartment you could not see the evidence from where you were standing? These leading questions are designed for the defense council to question the truth or accuracy and/or the lack of the evidence of the state’s case.
 

J. Kevin Hayslett

Kevin Hayslett, Esq.

J. Kevin Hayslettis an attorney practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense and DUI Defense from the Clearwater office and Hillsborough office. Kevin is an avid tennis player and is currently nationally rated in singles and doubles. You can follow Kevin onGoogle+, oron Radio IO on his show, "Kevin's Law". Kevin can also be heard on the Sirius Satellite Radio show during the "Ask the Lawyer" segment, which can be heard the first Thursday of every month.