the case is set in the chester county court of common pleas. it is a criminal case and the charges are forgery, alter writing, and theft by deception
The first day of trial often includeds meetings with the Judge to decide certain evidentiary issues, stipulations and procedures. It may also inlude jury selection if the case is tried before a jury and not a judge ( bench trial ). If the actual trial starts then the Judge or Clerk will swear in the jury and the Judge will give some instructions. Thereafter the attorneys will each make an opening argument to the Jury and then the Prosecution will start to call witnesses who can be cross examined by the defense attorney.