What is an Avowal?


What is an Avowal?

As defined by AZ Court Help’s Legal Term Glossary, an avowal is “a statement of acknowledgement or admission.” In a court of law, attorneys are able to make avowals during a trial as an open declaration rather than using credible testimony.

Avowals occur when particular testimony has been objected to during the course of the trial and after the jury has vacated the courtroom. They are useful in allowing a judge to discover what a witness’ response would have been if not otherwise objected to. Additionally, avowals provide a chance for contradictory evidence to be offered that could potentially be used should the case be appealed.

Ultimately, an avowal’s purpose is to ensure that all relevant testimony is heard by the court and goes on the record, even that which the opposing counsel objected to.



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