Here is a suggested sequence for your cross-examination

  1. Gain concessions. Gain concessions before attacking, If the witness concedes every point you want from the witness. Sit down . Do not impeach.
  2. Show impossibility or improbability.
  3. Show poor perceptive skills.
    1. [Note that these first three approaches neither confront nor impeach the witness.]
  4. Impeach with Bias or Prejudice.
  5. Impeach for lack of qualifications
  6. Impeach with conflicting statements.
  7. Impeach with convictions.
  8. Impeach by demonstrating lies on a material point.

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