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Direct v. Cross Examination

By June 27, 2017January 25th, 2024No Comments

Direct and cross examination is used in both civil and criminal cases. A direct examination is done by an attorney to get the facts about the cases and the events that lead to that day. A direct examination is done by attorneys to the witnesses that they themselves call to the stand. The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure apply to both direct and cross examinations. A cross examination is done by the opposing attorney. They are only allowed to ask questions concerning the material covered in the direct examination. Then depending on the judge if the attorneys feel that the information they were trying to convert to the witnesses was distorted or not clear there can be a redirect and then a recross and the process could repeat until the attorney’s are through with the witness or the judge has heard enough.

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