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. 🔊
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. 🔊
“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. 🔊
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