A deposition is the defense attorney’s opportunity to ask you questions about you and your case, posing questions about the circumstances of your accident, the severity of your injuries, and your medical treatment. Depositions are an important part of your case, and are part of the “discovery” process of your case. Presenting yourself in a truthful, honest and sincere way at your deposition will have the most impact on the defense attorney and the opposing insurance company in their evaluation of you as a witness. Your attorney should you for your deposition, and under no circumstances should you give a deposition without having an attorney present.
The force continuum dictates that an officer’s course of action be modified depending on the risk factors in which the officer finds himself or herself. The public may generally not be aware of the fact that the degree of force utilized for an arrest or crowd control is determined by the individual officer, on the scene, and has very little to do with how the person being arrested is acting. It is the officer’s perception that counts.