What is Direct Examination?

Direct examination is a crucial element in a trial or hearing, as it involves the questioning of a witness by the party who called them to the stand.

The attorney will typically ask the witness questions about their knowledge of the events in question, their relationship to the case, and any relevant details they may be able to provide in order to elicit testimony that supports their argument and helps to establish the facts of the case.

While conducting a direct examination, attorneys must adhere to certain rules and guidelines. They are prohibited from asking leading questions or putting words in the witness's mouth and must let the witness provide their own testimony.

Any irrelevant questions or questions that call for hearsay or speculation can result in objections being raised.

Direct examination serves as an important tool for presenting evidence and testimony in a court of law. It allows a party to present evidence and testimony to support their case and establish the facts of the case.

Without direct examination, it would be difficult to present evidence in a court of law and support a party's argument.