What does Deposition mean?
A deposition is part of the pre-trial investigation or discovery which allows the opposing attorney to question the witnesses in a case. The deposition allows each side to learn about the other side's case and potentially allows for a plea agreement.
At the deposition it is important to tell the truth, but additional information should not be volunteered. Information from the deposition can be shared at the trial, including any false statements made. You do not need to prepare for your deposition; in fact, your lawyer will provide you with all the information you will need for your statement. It is important not to get emotional, but remain calm.
The deposition is usually done at the attorney's office and is recorded by a court reporter. A transcript is produced at a later time. The deposition can also be videotaped.