Don’t you just love those court room situations where something vital that could send a criminal to jail is dismissed as inadmissible evidence.
Here is one such situation that happened in a court room recently.
Judge: “Did you or did you not see the gun being fired?”
Witness: “I did not see it being fired. I only heard it being fired, Your Honor”.
Judge: “Well, that’s hearsay. It’s inadmissible as evidence”.
As the witness left the stand and walked back to his seat, his back was turned to the judge, at which point, he laughed out loud.
Immediately, the judge recalled him to the bench and was about to hold him in contempt of court.
Witness: “Did you actually see me laugh?”
Judge, “No, but I heard you”.
Witness: “Isn’t that the same kind of inadmissible evidence, Judge?”
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