Funny Courtroom Mistakes
Based on Actual Courtroom Trial Transcripts of Lawyers asking witnesses questions
The youngest son, the 20-year-old, how old is he?
I show you exhibit 3 and ask you
if you recognize that picture.
Were you present when that picture was taken?
What is your name?
And what is your
So you were gone
until you returned?
She had three children, right?
How many were boys?
Were there girls?
You don't know what it was, and you didn't know what it looked like, but can
you describe it?
You say that the stairs went down to the basement?
And these stairs, did they go up also?
Were you alone or by yourself.
Do you have any children or anything of that kind?
Have you lived in this town all your life?
Were you present in court this morning
when you were sworn in?
Mrs. Jones, is your
appearance this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your
No. This is how I dress
when I go to work.
The Judge: Now, as we
begin, I must ask you to banish all present information and prejudice from your
minds, if you have any.
When he went, had you
gone and had she, if she wanted to and were able, for the time being excluding
all the restraints on her not to go, gone also, would he have brought you,
meaning you and she, with him to the station?
And lastly, Gary, all your responses
be oral O.K.?
What school do you go to?
How old are you?
What is your
relationship with the plaintiff?
She is my daughter.
Was she your daughter
on February 13, 1979?
Could you see him from
where you were standing?
I could see his head.
And where was his head?
Just above his