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v. permission seeked by attorney from the judge to go near to witness box to question the witness or display something to him. Attorneys are not allowed to hover over a witness, even when permission has been granted to approach the witness. They are expected to cross-examine the witness and leave as soon as they are finished, and maintaining a respectable distance from the witness all through the examination. Even when the permission has been granted to approach the witness, if the cross-examination is intended to be intense, adversarial, personal or intimidating in nature, it must be done from the podium; or when the witness is too young the podium is supposed to be used. Home
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