For a basic trial know the ultimate rule that testimony must be relevant to whether the accused comitted the offence. Know the hearsay exceptions, especially the confession rules. Know how to cross examine a witness on a prior inconsistent statement or a prior statement containing major omissions. Object to questions containing assumptions the witness has not already agreed to. Object to any oath helping. Remember that one witness cannot say what another person was thinking unless they were directly told by that person. Object to any question asking the defendant why a crown witness would lie.
For the quiz below just identify the questions that could be sucessfully challenged with an objection. Click the submit button at the bottom to get your score, along with corrections.
Crown to Witness: What did Joe tell you concerning the whereabouts of the accused the night of the stabbing?
Defendant to alleged Rape Victim: Did we have consensual sex the day before the alleged rape?
Defendant to alleged Rape Victim: Did you have consensual sex with Mr. Trevor 45 minutes before the alleged rape?
Crown to Recipient of alleged threat: What did Mr.Gibson say that made you feel threatened?
Crown to Defendant charged with arson: Describe that time in 1995 where you attempted to smuggle crystal meth into a correctional facility.
Crown to Defendant: Do you have a 1997 conviction for drunk driving?
Crown to Defendant charged with trafficking crack: Do you own any investments?
Crown attourney's first question to Witness: What did Tupac say about the his motive right as he emptied his .357 magnum into Tyrell
Crown to their OWN Witness: Why have you changed your story? Before, you said to me in private that you saw the accused kill the other witness.
Crown to Officer Wigum: Did old Mrs. Victim seem sincere when you two spoke at the scene of the robbery?