Legal witness testimony is a formal statement made by a party or an expert on behalf of another person. In some cases it can also be used as an element of a prepared witness statement prepared by the legal adviser for the case. It serves as a written document to be presented before the court to give evidence as to the facts,opinions and statements that have been related to the matter being investigated. The term is often used interchangeably with the term expert testimony. However,in most countries it is used when a person gives his opinion about matters related to the case and cannot offer evidence on his own. This is more common in the United States than in other countries.
The professional expertise of the expert can be used to prove various facts in the case. In criminal cases the testimony of an expert can prove the presence or absence of certain items,the time and location of the crime,its direction,and the identity of the person who committed the crime. This helps to provide the defense team with a strong proof. An expert witness will not testify by itself,but the attorney or the prosecuting team will always present their own evidence. In civil cases,the expert will help the lawyer to prove a certain point in the case and help to present their own arguments. In both the situations the expert testimony is considered as very important because it will help the court to arrive at an accurate decision about the case.
If you are to give a legal witness testimony,it is important that you have all the relevant experience related to the case you are going to give your testimony. It is better to have several years of experience in the field because if you have a long experience and have good references,the jury is more likely to believe your claims and it would also help you to gain credibility and respect in the eyes of the jurors. Also,you should be able to prepare the details of the case you are going to give a testimony in a detailed manner. You should be able to give a well-organized,orderly and well-formulated statement. A well-prepared statement would be more reliable and convincing to the jury.