A Demonstration of Witness Impeachment with Prior Deposition Transcripts

Having a court reporter in San Jose prepare a deposition transcript for you can help you impeach witnesses who change their testimony in court. Deposition transcript services are a crucial tool for any attorney who uses depositions for case preparation for this reason.

Watch this video to see how deposition transcripts can be used in the courtroom to impeach a witness. When witness testimony deviates from what was said during the deposition, having an accurate transcript allows you to reference their exact words, as recorded by the court reporter, into evidence in order to challenge what is being said. Because depositions are performed under oath, just as courtroom testimony is, being able to impeach a portion of a witness’ testimony may allow you to impeach his or her entire statement.