OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER –
OTTAWA CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER – Witnesses are an important part of the criminal prosecution process in Ontario. Some of my high-profile clients over the years, including Charles Guité and Karlheinz Schreiber, have been key witnesses who needed to hire legal counsel.
I have extensive experience in trial settings, and working with witnesses specifically, so I can tell you that acting as a witness is not as easy as it might look. That’s why I’ve prepared a new article for anybody seeking information and advice on this subject: Providing Witness Testimony in Criminal Court.
This article explains in-depth the five strategies you need to use if you want to deliver a compelling and effective testimony in Ontario court:
- Answer truthfully.
- Speak loudly and maintain eye contact.
- Don’t continue if you are interrupted.
- Don’t let lawyers pressure you.
- Be courteous and respectful.
As a witness, you must provide accurate and truthful information. That’s a big responsibility, and it’s certainly one that you must take seriously.
If you’ve been charged with an Ontario criminal defence and have doubts about witnesses in the case – either yours or the Crown’s – it’s important to get in touch with a top criminal defence lawyer who can go over the witnesses and other case information with you. For more information, contact the Ottawa lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by email [email protected] or by phone at (613) 233-4529.