Keeping Calm During False Accusations

Keeping Calm During False Accusations

If you find yourself in a bit of hot water and have to defend yourself legally due to an alleged crime or charge, your best defense of all will be your ability to remain calm, cool, and collected while on the stand.

When lawyers question a defendant or witness in court, they often employ key tactics to try and put intense pressure on them in an already highly intense atmosphere. Lawyers implement this approach in the hopes of making the person on the stand so flustered that they’ll divulge important information that could potentially help the lawyer with his case or perhaps at least hinder the case of the opposing side. However, if you’re on the stand, it’s up to you to prevent the opposing lawyer from intimidating you or try to twist your words. Before the trial, attorney Stanley Robison will help prepare you to remain confident and calm.

Here some advice to help you keep your composure and not get upset, even if you’re falsely accused of a crime you didn’t commit.

• Prepare mentally

Mentally prepare yourself prior to appearing in court. Recall any key events or particular details that are relative to the case. Make any necessary notes regarding your recollections in order to refresh your memory concerning the event before taking the stand to give your testimony.

• Assess the room

Once you actually get on the stand, take a deep breath and take a quick moment to familiarize yourself with your surroundings. Look at the lawyers and judge and remind yourself that this is simply their job and that they’re people too.

• Make eye contact 

It’s imperative that you look and feel confident the entire time you’re on the stand testifying. Make direct eye contact with both the lawyer and judge, especially when you’re being asked a question. Speak to each party involved in the courtroom when you’re answering a question to make it more difficult for the lawyer to draw you into a one-on-one conversation.

• Stay calm and don’t get upset

Before you give your testimony, take a deep breath and think positive. If you need clarification, ask the lawyer to repeat the question if you don’t understand it. Speak loud and clear and answer the question only based on what you’ve either witnessed or know to be true, not your opinion. Take as much time as you need before answering to keep from saying anything unnecessary or irrelevant.

Keep in mind that sometimes lawyers will falsely accuse people as a ploy to tip the scales in their favor. As hard as it may be, don’t let this upset you. Stick to the facts and always tell the truth. In the end, keeping calm will likely affect your case in your favor. Contact attorney Stanley Robison today to get the legal counsel you need and deserve for your case.

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