'He was able to answer them satisfactorily,' Navera said, adding that they no longer opted for a redirect examination
"The defendant contends that the judge improperly admitted, over his objection, testimony from Dudis on redirect examination
that the defendant's wife appeared at the scene of the scuffle outside the Big Y and purportedly slapped another loss prevention agent in the face.
DOVER -- Assistant Attorney General Peter Hinckley characterized the story Kathryn "Kat'' McDonough told Seth Mazzaglia's public defenders in 2012 as a fantastical lie as he began his redirect examination
of the state's star witness Thursday.
If the defense cross-examines with specific instances, the government can discuss specific instances of conduct on redirect examination
. (63) The defense counsel must know what unfavorable information is available to the trial counsel, anticipate the trial counsel's likely response, and decide whether the benefit to the defense case is sufficient given the cost imposed by giving the trial counsel the opportunity to discuss specific instances of bad conduct the members would not otherwise hear.
is a powerful weapon for litigators, but it can backfire on those who use it unwisely and forget its central purpose--to rehabilitate witnesses.
During redirect examination
of Nurse Kuney, defense counsel asked her further questions concerning the same excerpts.
The second thing your lawyer will be doing is preparing for redirect examination
, where he will work to repair any damage done during your cross-examination--and there will be damage.
Further, the attorney insinuated in his redirect examination
of Dadeland employee John Aleman that defense counsel had instructed him on how to describe the photographs to best suit the defense.
Plaintiffs should be entitled to full use of the former testimony under evidence Rule 804(b)(1) in any case where the defendant was a party or "predecessor in interest" that had an "opportunity and similar motive to develop the testimony by direct, cross, or redirect examination
." A predecessor in interest could include any person or entity with a similar interest in cross-examining the witness.
While there is no Florida case on point, the weight of authority elsewhere seems to suggest that a learned treatise may be used on redirect examination
to rehabilitate an expert witness.
Cross-examination may be followed by redirect examination
(redirect) when there is an opportunity to rebut any damaging admissions.
Indeed, was there any redirect examination
on the point, expanding on Dr.