Cross-Examination is the way to find the truth. DUI trial work is hard. DUI trial lawyers are special. DUI is more complex than murder. And it is the hardest of all things to do. I love cross-examining.
But it has never gotten any easier to do and you can’t expect it to if you keep trying for something better than you can do. There is always more to learn. My name is Jason Cerbone. I am a DUI lawyer in Savannah, Georgia. I am going to write about cross-examination and how I use cross to help my clients in DUI trials in Georgia. Clarence Darrow said “Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.” And, so I chase. Cross examination is the way to chase the truth.
Cross-Examination….It’s about control. I control the questions. I control the number of questions. I control how fast my questions are put to the witness (the police officer who arrested my client for DUI in Savannah, Georgia. I’ll call him “Gun.”) I control how long Gun sits up there on the stand. I make Gun get up and move around the courtroom when I refer to exhibits. Cross-Examination is my time now. I make things happen here. Cross is my chance to pull good facts from Gun. I show and tell the truth of my case through my opponent’s (District Attorney) witnesses. I build and teach my case here. Cross-Examination is a dangerous thing, but it is an opportunity. I take it.