Why do lawyers object?
It is their job! It is the duty of all lawyers to object when the other side in a criminal proceeding presents evidence that that lawyer believes is NOT admissible under the rules of evidence of the court. Unfair evidence admitted in the hearing or trial is inadmissible. When lawyers object, they state that exact word, OBJECTION.
Lawyers also speak to the judge at the bench about questions of law. When an objection is made by a lawyer, the judge will make a decision if that objection is "overruled" or "sustained."
What is the point?
The purpose of these objections and rulings is NOT to keep relevant information away from jurors. In fact, the motive is the opposite. The judge is responsible for ensuring that what jurors hear regarding evidence is relevant to the case. Fair evidence presents the facts in a way that gives jurors a fair opportunity to evaluate its worth.
Will the jury look unfavorably upon an objection?
Ideally, no. Jurors cannot draw any inference, favorable or unfavorable, to either attorney. Attorneys have a responsibility as counselors of law to object when necessary. The judge tells the jury members not to frown upon an objection when stated.
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