© D.L. Crumbley
Four Phases of Interrogation at Trial
Direct Examination – friendly attorney – no leading questions.
Cross-examination – opposing attorney – credibility of the witness and generally what was covered in direct. Leading questions O.K.
Redirect examination – friendly attorney gives expert opportunity to clear up confusion.
Recross-examination – not required. New matters subject to re-cross exam. Own attorney has right for last words with expert.