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direct examination

The formal interrogation of a witness by his or her lawyer: The witness was asked on direct examination to describe what he had seen.
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direct′ examina′tion

the initial questioning to elicit a witness's testimony, as at a trial or hearing, by the side that called the witness.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: examination - (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
interrogatory, examination, interrogation - formal systematic questioning
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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He said that the Administration Committee would conduct a thorough investigation against the judge in which complete procedure of a normal trial would be adopted such as opening statements; presentation of evidence; direct examination of witnesses; cross-examination of witnesses; presentation of evidence by the defendant and rebuttals of the evidence presented by the defendant.
The prosecution cut short the direct examination after Jessa was told to bring the receipts of the hospital and funeral expenses to assess the civil damages for the boy's death.
Gelacio made a "sweeping self-serving denial" of the accusations against him, the court noted, but he did not categorically deny these in the judicial affidavit dated March 4, 2018 and during the direct examination. At the same time, the court stressed that denial in itself is "inherently weak" during a trial.
This retrospective study evaluated the incremental cost incurred by the health care system, as well as the analytic performance of this molecular test, which we compared with traditional diagnostic methods (ie, direct examination, anatomic pathology review, and culture) during this time.
During direct examination, he positively identified Isidoro as well as caretaker Lorenzo Pinera II in open court.
Results of direct examination by Gram staining of positive blood cultures and real-time multiplex PCR for blood culture identification (FilmArray BCID Panel; bioMerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France) were negative.
But the judge said the cross examination of the defense counsel was allowed by the court except those that were not taken up during the direct examination.
This first of three columns on the subject will look briefly at direct examination of experts; the next column will take up cross-examination; and the third column will examine some special issues involving expert testimony.
Lactate was 2.02 and glucose was 75 mg/dL (simultaneous blood glucose: 103 mg/dL), and direct examination and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytology were normal.
Defense counsel Natalie von Wistinghausen, representing the interests of Oneissi, led Monday's direct examination.
His claims of ineffective assistance of trial counsel are based on counsels failure to object at trial to the admission of three pieces of evidence: (1) a police officers testimony that repeated statements the victim made to him about the June 2014 assault; (2) Vangs own testimony, elicited on direct examination, about participating in what Vang described as an illegal street race for money; and (3) the States question to Vang, on cross-examination, about his knowledge that a Milwaukee television news channel reported Vangs failure to appear at his 2014 trial date in a local segment called Wisconsins Most Wanted.

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