Courtroom Testimony from a Judge's Perspective
Judge Brent Carr
This session will provide an in-depth examination of issues surrounding courtroom testimony – from the intense scrutiny of witness testimony to expectations and biases towards police officers as witnesses. Judge Carr has presided over 1,000+ cases since 1991. He will share his views of witness characteristics that are most likely to affect jurors, especially in DUI, DWI, and related traffic offense enforcement. He will explain why you should process every case with the expectation that it will end up before a jury, even though many will not. While there is no substitute for integrity, preparation and professionalism, understanding the dynamics of the courtroom process is a tool every officer needs in their toolbox.
Judge Brent Carr Biography
Courtroom Testimony from a Judge's Perspective Handout