You might think that giving pre-trial testimony in your lawyer's office doesn't mean very much. You might think it has little to do with your trial. If so, you'd be 100% wrong.
Your pre-trial testimony is just as important as giving trial testimony. In fact, what you say during your pre-trial hearing is the same as if you are giving that testimony at trial. You are sworn to tell the truth. Your answers are recorded by a stenographer. The questions and answers are transcribed and put into a booklet that you must sign.
If you give testimony at trial that contradicts what you said a year or two earlier at your pre-trial deposition, also known as an examination before trial, the defense attorney will use your own sworn testimony against you.
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