An oath administered to a witness, usually before being sworn in chief, requiring him to speak the truth, or make true answers in reference to matters inquired of, to ascertain his competency to give evidence.
The preliminary examination made in court of witnesses or jurors to determine their interests in a matter.
A mini-hearing held during a trial on the admissibility of contested evidence. For example, a defendant may object to a plaintiff's witness. The court would suspend the trial, immediately preside over a hearing on the standing of the proposed witness, and then resume the trial with or without the witness, or with any restrictions placed on the testimony by the judge as a result of the voir dire ruling. In a jury trial, the jury would be excused during the voir dire.
(fr.) to see to speak; in law, it is that portion of the trial where the potential jurors are asked questions by the attorneys or the court to determine their qualifications and suitability to sit as jurors in the particular case
A French phrase that means "to speak the truth." The process of interviewing prospective jurors. Pronounced "vwa dear." Click Here to get Unlimited Legal Advice for $26/Month or Less.
To speak the truth. Process in which prospective jurors are questioned to determine whether they can perform their duties in an impartial manner.
An examination of prospective jurors or witnesses under oath to answer honestly questions about thier qualifications, competence, interests in the case, or knowledge about the case.
Preliminary examination of court members to determine their competency to sit on the court.
The process by which judges and lawyers select a trial jury from among those eligible to serve by questioning them to make certain that they can fairly decide the case; from the French for "to speak the truth."
The preliminary examination of a juror to determine his competency or impartiality to serve on a case.
Questioning a juror or a witness to learn competency, qualifications and knowledge.
(pronounced "vwar-deer") - "To speak the truth." The process of preliminary examination of prospective jurors, by the court or attorneys, regarding their qualifications.
the process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from a panel of citizens eligible to serve. They do this by questioning the members of the panel. Voir dire is a French term that means "to speak the truth."
Preliminary examination of a perspective juror.
During jury selection, the questioning of prospective jurors.
(vwor dear) To speak the truth. The phrase denotes the preliminary questioning of potential jurors by the court and attorneys to determine the jurors' qualifications.
A Latin term referring to the jury selection process.
a Norman-French term for a trial or hearing within the course of a trial to determine whether evidence put forward by one party or the other is admissible. If at the end of the voir dire the evidence is found to be inadmissible, then it cannot be considered in determining the guilt of an accused. In jury trials, the voir dire is conducted in the absence of the jury and the proceeding cannot be reported upon or published;
Jury selection. In those states that allow a jury trial for drunk driving cases, either the lawyers or the judge (or both) will question potential jurors about their background and qualifications to sit as jurors in the case. This process is called voir dire, and is extremely important in defending a DUI, DWI, or related drunk driving case. Both the prosecution and the defense are entitled to fair and unbiased jurors, in those states that allow jury trials in DUI, DWI, or drunk driving cases. Voir dire is the process by which the parties learn about the potential jurors, and determine whether or not the drunk driving case is a proper one for the potential juror to hear.
The process of questioning potential jurors.
The process by which judges and lawyers select a trial jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to make certain that they would fairly decide the case. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
Part of the jury selection process. A number of prospective jurors are selected and seated in the jury box. The judge and/or lawyers ask a series of questions to disclose any predisposition or biases that may impact their judgment. Generally, each party is entitled to three preemptory challenges by which prospective jurors can be removed without cause. If the judge so finds, jurors may also be removed for cause due to obvious bias or other reasons demonstrating an inability to serve.
The procedure by which opposing attorneys question potential jurors to determine whether the jurors might be prejudicial to their individual cases.
(vwor der) - To speak the truth. The phrase denotes the preliminary examination which the court or the attorneys may make of one presented as a witness or juror, as to his qualifications. ()
The preliminary examination made in court of a witness or juror to determine his competency or interest in a matter. Literally, to speak the truth.
The pretrial examination of prospective jurors by the judge or opposing lawyers to uncover signs of bias.
Translated from French, the legal phrase means "to speak the truth" or "to see them say." Voir dire is the preliminary examination of prospective jurors by a judge or lawyer to decide whether that person can serve on a particular jury.
Translated from the French, means 'to speak the truth.' With regard to juries it is a preliminary examination of prospective jurors by a judge or lawyer to decide whether that person is qualified to serve on a jury.
A hearing by the judge in the course of, but apart from, the main trial (and in the absence of the jury where the trial is by jury), in order to settle a question raised by either party concerning any fact which has to be assumed for the purposes of the trial proper, eg the hostility, expertise, or competence of witnesses, or the voluntariness of confessions. It is sometimes called the "trial within a trial".
The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."
("To speak the truth") The question-and-answer process of jury selection to determine whether jurors are competent to participate in a jury.
The preliminary examination of a juror as to qualifications and possible biases.
Jury selection process of questioning prospective jurors.
a questioning of prospective jurors by the attorneys, and the judge, to see if any of them should be disqualified or removed by challenge or examination
The process by which potential jurors are examined in order to elicit grounds for disqualification of those deemed undesirable.
Literally, "to speak the truth." The questioning of prospective jurors to determine whether they are qualified to serve on the jury for that case.
(Pronounced Avwar-deer@) ATo speak the truth.@ The process of selecting jurors for a trial in a particular case. The prospective jurors are questioned and a decision is made following the questioning whether to accept or reject a juror.
The examination of jurors or a witness as to their qualifications. WARRANT OF EVICTION Issued when a judgment orders a transfer of possession of property from one party to another. Such a warrant authorizes and orders the sheriff or marshal to remove one party from the premises and to turn over possession to the other party.
(to speak the truth) - Preliminary examination of a witness or juror to test competency for service as witness or juror.
the examination of possible jurors by the judge and attorneys to determine if the jurors will be acceptable for the trial (unbiased)
Questioning of jury or witness by attorneys and/or judge.
A preliminary examination of prospective jurors or witnesses to inquire into their competence. Literal translation is to speak the truth.
The process through which the prosecution and defense attorneys question and select jurors for a trial.
the preliminary questioning of prospective jurors before trial to aid in selecting a fair and impartial jury; pronounced vo-are dear
A procedure within a trial in the absence of the jury to decide whether certain evidence should be allowed to be put before the jury Related links: Criminal Courts
The process by which judges and lawyers select a trial jury from among the pool of jurors, by questioning them to make certain that they would fairly decide the case.
The process of questioning prospective jurors to determine who is eligible to serve as jurors on an individual case. French for â€œto speak the truth.â€ Also, the phrase denotes the preliminary examination which the Court may make of one presented as a witness or juror, as to his qualifications.
a french phrase that means "to speak the truth." it is the process of interviewing prospective jurors.
The questioning of prospective jurors by a judge and attorneys in court to determine if there is cause not to allow a juror to serve; or questions asked to determine the competence of an alleged expert witness; or any hearing outside the presence of the jury held during trial.
A "hearing within a hearing", where evidence is presented, Crown and defence make submissions, and a judge decides on the admissibility of the evidence at the preliminary inquiry or trial.
Voir dire (IPA ) is a phrase in law which derives from Middle French. In origin it refers to an oath to speak the truth (Latin verum dicere), so that according to the conventions of modern French spelling it should be voire dire. However, in modern English it is interpreted by false etymology to mean "to see them say," and generally refers to the process by which prospective jurors are questioned about their backgrounds and potential biases before being invited to sit on a jury.