Sidebar in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Sidebar

a short conversation during the court case with the lawyers and judge without the jury hearing it

Examples of Sidebar in a sentence

During the sidebar, the prosecutor whispered to the judge his reasoning for needing to include the evidence followed by the defense’s argument against it. đź”Š

The jury never heard the defendant’s criminal record because it was ruled admissible and the only time it was discussed was during a sidebar between Judge Frank and the lawyers.  đź”Š

“Your honor, I prefer to question the defendant myself,” the plaintiff’s attorney pleaded with the judge during the sidebar with their backs to the jury. đź”Š

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