Trial Issues

AuthorMark G. Daniel/Robert K. Gill
Pages57-198
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Chapter 15
Trial Issues
Table of Contents
§15:10 Opening Statements
§15:11 Statutory Law
§15:12 State’s Opening Statement
§15:13 Defendant’s Opening Statement
§15:14 Scope of Opening Statement
§15:20 Confrontation and Cross-Examination
§15:21 Confrontation
§15:21.1 Statutory Law
§15:21.2 Case Law
§15:22 Cross-Examination
§15:22.1 Statutory Law
§15:22.2 Constitutional Right to Cross-Examine
§15:23 Scope of Cross-Examination
§15:23.1 Statutory Law
§15:23.2 In General
§15:24 Impeachment
§15:24.1 General Points
§15:24.1.1 Bias, Interest and Motive
§15:24.1.2 Examples of Bias, Interest and Motive
§15:24.1.3 Impeachment by Prior Convictions
§15:24.1.4 Impeachment by Pending Cases
§15:24.2 Offenses Involving Moral Turpitude
§15:24.2.1 Offenses Not Involving Moral Turpitude
§15:24.2.2 Deferred Adjudications
§15:24.2.3 Prior Inconsistent Statements
§15:24.2.4 Evidence of Drug Addiction
§15:24.2.5 Evidence of Mental Illness
§15:24.2.6 Evidence of Untruthful Character
§15:24.2.7 Reputation Character Evidence
§15:24.2.8 Testing Basis of Reputation Character Evidence
§15:24.2.9 Opinion Character Evidence
§15:24.2.10 Testing Basis of Opinion Character Evidence
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§15:24.3 Collateral Matters
§15:24.3.1 Correcting False Impressions
§15:24.3.2 Examples of False Impressions
§15:24.3.3 Where False Impressions Not Made
§15:24.4 Rehabilitation of Impeached Witness
§15:24.4.1 In General
§15:24.4.2 Prior Consistent Statements
§15:24.4.3 Impeaching Non-Testifying Declarants
§15:24.4.4 Denial of Cross-Examination
§15:25 Strategies for Cross-Examination
§15:25.1 General Points
§15:25.2 Ask Leading Questions
§15:25.3 Keep Questions Simple
§15:25.4 Minimizing Negatives in Questions
§15:25.5 Resist Attacking Final Answers on Direct
§15:25.6 Give Witness Opportunity to Change or Correct Answers
§15:25.7 Quit When You Are Ahead
§15:25.8 Do Not Cross-Examine Harmless Witness
§15:25.9 Do Not Cross-Examine on Uncertain Minor Matters
§15:25.10 Never Ask an Adverse Witness “Why” or “How”
§15:25.11 Control Difficult Witness Through Court Reporter
§15:25.12 Neutralizing “I Don’t Recall”
§15:25.13 Turn Tables on Witness Who Asks for Definitions
§15:25.14 Other Basic Strategies
§15:30 Witnesses
§15:31 General Points
§15:31.1 Competency of Witness to Testify
§15:31.2 Character Evidence Under Rule 404
§15:31.3 Rules of Evidence
§15:31.4 Evidence of Defendant’s Good Character
§15:31.5 Rebutting Defendant’s Good Character Evidence
§15:31.6 Rebutting Bad Character Evidence
§15:31.7 Character of Victim
§15:31.8 Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
§15:32 Subpoena and Attachment
§15:32.1 Subpoenas
§15:32.1.1 Statutory Law
§15:32.1.2 General Points
§15:32.1.3 Subpoena Duces Tecum
§15:32.1.4 Quashing a Subpoena
§15:32.2 Subpoena for Out-of-State Witness
§15:32.2.1 Statutory Law
§15:32.2.2 The Uniform Act
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§15:32.2.3 Burden and Evidence
§15:32.3 Attachment of a Witness
§15:32.3.1 Statutory Law
§15:32.3.2 General Points
§15:32.3.3 Procedure
§15:32.4 Attachment for Convict Witnesses
§15:32.4.1 Statutory Law
§15:32.4.2 Movant Must Establish That Testimony Would Be Material
§15:33 Defendant’s Attorney as Witness
§15:34 Child as Witness
§15:35 Misconduct by Witness
§15:40 Criminal Responsibility
§15:41 Culpability
§15:41.1 Statutory Law
§15:41.2 Conduct Elements
§15:41.3 Applicable Conduct Elements
§15:41.4 Culpable Mental States
§15:42 Requirement of Voluntary Act or Omission
§15:42.1 Statutory Law
§15:42.2 Voluntary Conduct Requirement
§15:42.3 Accident
§15:42.4 Involuntary Conduct
§15:42.5 Automatism
§15:43 Causation
§15:43.1 Statutory Law
§15:43.2 Concurrent Causation
§15:43.3 Transferred Intent
§15:44 Criminal Responsibility for Conduct of Another
§15:44.1 Statutory Law
§15:44.2 Section 7.02(a) Parties Theory
§15:44.3 Section 7.02(b) Parties Theory
§15:44.4 Parties Defenses
§15:50 Corroboration of Testimony
§15:51 Accomplice Testimony
§15:51.1 Statutes
§15:51.2 Corroboration Requirement
§15:51.3 Who Is an Accomplice
§15:51.4 Sufficiency of Corroboration
§15:51.5 Submission of Accomplice-Witness Instruction to Jury

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