Q: Should I change my deposition if I said I graduated college and I didn’t? I’m a non-party witness in a personal injury
I was just deposed two days ago, I will be able to correct it. I’m just unsure if it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
discuss this with the lawyer with whom you relate, in order to get his/her position.
a lawyer does not want to get caught with their pants down...
if your lying about this, what else are you lying about?.............will be the argument.
A: If you don't change it and you are caught it looks like an intentional misrepresentation. If you serve an errata sheet then you'll be asked why you said you graduated from college when you didn't. It's better to be called out after correcting an error than after a misrepresentation.
A: In 30 days you should be able to review your testimony and make any changes. I would suggest making the change and then you have nothing to be worried about. You can state you were a little confused when you answered it and didn't mean to misrepresent (if that is a true statement). If your credibility comes into play because of a dispute in who caused the accident then you could become relevant in the case.
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