If you own a business and are facing the prospect of litigation, you can be reasonably confident that opposing counsel will subpoena you for a deposition as the case proceeds toward trial. Depending on the nature of the case and the issues involved, certain of your key employees may find themselves with subpoenas as well. As your deposition date approaches, it is important that you take steps to prepare and become knowledgeable in civil litigation law. Weeki Wachee residents need to Know their obligations, what to expect from opposing counsel, and how to interact with their attorney during the deposition are all critical to limiting the deposition value without putting your company at risk for facing discovery sanctions in the litigation.
You Need to Understand What it Means to be Deposed
A deposition is a discovery tool that attorneys use in civil litigation to collect oral evidence from key witnesses; commonly these are business owners, executives and other key employees. Depositions are taken under oath, and giving false deposition testimony can have severe consequences. You have the right to legal representation during your deposition, and you will want your attorney in the room so that he or she can raise objections on the record and explain to you all the aspects of civil litigation law. Weeki Wachee residents who object during the deposition, their attorney will be able to argue for the exclusion of testimony solicited through improper questioning at subsequent stages of the litigation.
Always Consult With Your Attorney
Any article that you red online about preparing for a deposition will only scratch the surface, and of course, it will not be specific to the facts and circumstances involved in your case. In order to fully prepare, you need to sit down with your attorney to review your previous discovery responses, the pleadings in the case and the questions you are likely to face during the deposition, as well as an understanding of civil litigation law. Weeki Wachee residents have been many cases where disastrous depositions have led to disastrous results, and you need to make sure that your deposition testimony will not torpedo your case.
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