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At Ho’s trial for assault with a deadly weapon, Ho’s counsel calls Mo to the stand and asks him, “What is Ho’s reputation for honesty and veracity in your community?”
The prosecutor objects before Mo can answer. What result?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
At Shady’s trial for armed robbery, the prosecutor offers evidence tending to show that Shady committed two other armed robberies in the year preceding the present offense, and that Shady committed all three robberies to obtain money to support his gambling habit.
As Shady’s attorney, to what, if anything, should you object? How should the Court rule on your objection?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Daniel, a sick practical joker, rigged up a homemade gadget on his desk to shoot the next person who entered his office. Rob, the unlucky recipient of this joke, sued Daniel for battery. At trial Rob sought to prove the seriousness of his injuries by offering a photograph of himself taken by a co-worker at the time he was receiving first aid. The photograph shows his open wounds and a tortured expression on his face.
In making a determination whether to exclude the photograph as more prejudicial than probative, what factors should the trial judge consider?Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.
Plaintiff Bobby Rocket, a ten year old boy, suffered partial paralysis as a result of being hit by a car driven by defendant, a drunken 17 year old. Bobby’s father commenced an action on his own behalf to recover for his expenses, and on behalf of his son to recover for pain and suffering.
A hospital nurse is then called to testify as to a conversation she overheard between plaintiff Bobby’s mother and the defendant at the hospital. Defendant told Mrs. Rocket: “Don’t worry, my insurance will cover this accident.”
If offered into evidence, the court will most likely rule that this statement is:Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.Grading can be reviewed and adjusted.