To move towards a witness in order to show him or her a document or exhibit. In some jurisdictions, an attorney must request to approach a witness, i.e. "May I approach the witness?"
See, e.g. Michaels v. State, 970 A.2d 223 (Del. 2009).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A request by an attorney to the judge for permission to go up to a witness on the witness stand to show the witness a document or exhibit. "May I approach the witness?" is the typical request, and it is almost always granted.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm