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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.

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.
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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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.
My recent work on sample preparation of cells for cryo-electron tomography, Including cryo-focused ion beam thinning, Guided by 3d correlative fluorescence microscopy, Shows that we can now prepare site-specific electron-transparent windows in suitable eukaryotic systems, Which allow direct examination of structural features of cellular compartments in their cellular context.
The Solicitor General explained a trial could yield more evidence favorable to either side after interrogations of the witnesses either on direct examination or on cross-examination.
While Gadon is grinning at the sidelines, the committee members are the ones requesting for the appearance of invited witnesses to whom they instantly direct questions, instead of allowing Gadon to first initiate the direct examination,' he said.
Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss techniques for presenting the direct examination of percipient and expert witnesses at trial to maximize the persuasiveness of the testimony.
As direct examination of Philips wound down in the afternoon session, Desalliers questioned the witness as to whether the number of anomalies should be considered "significant," from his informed perspective.
Among the topics are the Federal Grand Jury, jury selection, opening statements, direct examination, and federal sentencing.
The manual delves into all the pieces of a complete jury trial including motions in limine, jury selection techniques, admissibility of evidence, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, jury instructions, and closing arguments.
In addition, the stool specimens preserved in Para-Pak SVT can be used for direct examination, concentration, permanent stain and will not interfere with fecal immunoassays, concluded the company.
Ali grabbed her by her shirt, unlocked a nearby office door and pushed her inside, the woman testified under direct examination by Assistant District Attorney Alexei C.
The project provides for two types of work with population - newscast and direct examination.
The same followed for cross and direct examination of expert witnesses, impeachment, and closing statements.

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