Why do lawyers object at trial?

Jim from North Scranton asks, “Why do lawyers object at trial?” Lawyers object to inadmissible evidence. Inadmissible evidence is evidence that would confuse or mislead a jury, or evidence that simply isn’t relevant to the case at hand. Judges have to act as gatekeepers to determine what evidence is admissible and properly presented to a jury. And believe it or not, lawyers work before a trial in order to stipulate to the evidence that they agree should go to a jury or to object by way of a motion in limine before trial to get a court’s ruling on what should be presented and what is improper to be heard before a jury. Inevitably, issues come up and the judge has to make a decision on the spot during a trial to determine what evidence should be best presented to a jury for their consideration.

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