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Law 101: Legal Guide for the Forensic Expert

Consequences of Not Dealing With Weaknesses

The consequence of not dealing with weaknesses or problems on direct examination is that they may instead surface on cross-examination, with potentially devastating effects on the expert's testimony and the case.

Part of an expert's testimony may involve responding to a hypothetical question. The attorney presents a set of facts and then asks the expert whether those facts were correct. Hypothetical questions are permitted with expert witnesses.

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Date Created: August 7, 2023