When a lawyer says “objection” to the court, he tells the judge that he thinks his opponent has violated a rule of procedure. The judge`s decision determines what the jury can consider when deciding on the verdict of a case. To continue; to be maintained. Affirm, confirm or approve, as if an appellate court were upholding the decision of a lower court. Grant, as if a judge maintained an objection to testimony or evidence, he or she agrees with the objection and gives effect to it. The rules of evidence govern what can and cannot be taken into account when the jury decides the outcome of a case. While there are many rules of evidence, they can generally be reduced to a few principles: i.e., in trial practice, when a judge agrees that a question asked of a witness is offensive. Thus, a lawyer asks the witness a question, and the opposing lawyer disagrees, stating that the question is “irrelevant, unimportant and incompetent”, “leading”, “argumentative” or any other objection. If the judge agrees, he will decide to “maintain”, which means that the objection will be maintained (approved) and the question cannot be asked or answered. However, if the judge finds the question correct, he or she will “cancel” the objection. A judge can rule in two ways: he or she can either “annul” or “uphold” the objection. If an appeal is overturned, it means that the evidence is duly admitted in court and the trial can continue. If an objection is upheld, the lawyer must restate the issue or address the issue with the evidence to ensure that the jury hears only the duly admitted evidence.
If the lawyer has not challenged the evidence, he or she will lose the right to appeal, even if the evidence has not been properly admitted. “APPEAL JUDGE! That`s hearsay! ” shouts the defender. Each objection simply serves to alert the judge that a lawyer has a problem. “APPEAL JUDGE! Mr. Oginski insults my witness. For more information, see FindLaw Disputes. The e-mail address cannot be subscribed. Please try again.