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Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is the order in which the testimony and evidence is presented to the Court?

The order of the proceeding in the hearing is as follows:

  1. Testimony of state witnesses;
  2. Testimony of defense witnesses;
  3. Testimony of state rebuttal witnesses, if any;
  4. Surrebuttal testimony by defense witnesses, if needed.

Also, the court will allow the defendant a chance to ask any questions of any witnesses regarding what they have presented in their testimony. During this opportunity, however, the defendant will not be allowed to argue with or contradict the witness, or otherwise make any affirmative statements about his or her case.  The defendant will be given a chance to make such statements only during the time set aside for him or her to do so.


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