A deposition may sound like a fancy word to those of us who do not have our law degree. However, the term simply describes the way a law firm gathers information about a certain case. These depositions, which are testimonies, can be used as evidence in court. How do they work?
Depositions can be taken in many forms; one of the most common is a recorded conversation and that will occur at a predetermined location. It is important to remember that you have the right to have your attorney present with you for the questioning. Also keep in mind that you and your attorney are entitled to notice of the date, time and place of the deposition, if you refuse to appear you may be subpoenaed by the court. Remember that because you will swear under oath, if you are not truthful you may be tried for perjury.
So remember, if you are summoned to a deposition speak with your attorney before that day. Your attorney will prepare you for the deposition and explain in further detail how depositions work and how they are used in courts.