Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A statement made by a judge or attorney during a trial that's based on an alleged but as-yet unproven fact. The lawyer for the other side may object, and the judge may remind the jury (if a jury is present) that such comments should not be taken as evidence. (However, as they say, "A bell once rung, cannot be unrung.")
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:12 pm