Law - common trial objections Essay

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"Objection, your Honour, the question is ambiguous."
A question is ambiguous if:
It may be misunderstood by the witness. It is objectionable on the ground that it may take on more than one meaning.

“Objection, your Honour, the question is irrelevant”.
A question is irrelevant if:
This objection is properly made to exclude evidence which has no logical tendency to prove a fact in issue in the case.

"Objection, your Honour, the question mis-states the evidence."
A question misstates the evidence if:
It misstates or misquotes the testimony of a witness or any other evidence produced at a hearing or at a trial.

"Objection, your Honour, the question has been asked and answered."
A question may be objectionable on the ground that
The witness has already answered a substantially similar question asked by the same attorney on the same subject matter.

"Objections, your Honour, the question assumes facts not in evidence."
A question assumes facts not in evidence if:
It presumes unproved facts to be true. Example: "When did you stop beating your wife?" This question assumes that the person has beaten his wife.

"Objection, your Honour, the question is too general."
A question is too general, broad, or indefinite, if:
It permits the witness to respond with testimony which may be irrelevant or otherwise inadmissible. Each question should limit the witness to a specific answer on a specific subject.

"Objection, your Honour, the