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A proffer is a mechanism to offer or present evidence at trial for immediate acceptance or rejection. In State v. Boyd, 25 P.3d 985, the court held that “proffer is a mechanism by which a party may create an appellate record of what the evidence would have shown.” Similarly, in People v. Weinke, 50 N.E.3d 688, it was held that “a proffer is used to convince a trial court to admit evidence, and must apprise the trial court what the offered evidence is or what the expected testimony will be, by whom it will be presented and its purpose.”

[Last updated in March of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team