marked for identification

marked for identification

adj. documents or objects presented during a trial before there has been testimony which confirms their authenticity and/or relevancy. Each item is given an exhibit identification letter or number, and, thus, is marked for identification. The marked exhibits are actually introduced into evidence (made part of the official record) upon request of the lawyer offering the evidence and approval by the judge or by stipulation of both attorneys. Occasionally an exhibit marked for identification is rejected as evidence due to the judge agreeing (sustaining) with an opposing lawyer's objection such as for lack of relevancy or failure to show it is genuine or best evidence. (See: best evidence rule, evidence, exhibit)

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George%s (see included plan marked for identification purposes only).
When marking documents, counsel should have those documents that they intend to use during the merits or sentencing case marked for identification as either Prosecution Exhibits or Defense Exhibits.
Prosecution and Defense Exhibits, on the other hand, are first marked for identification and until they are admitted into evidence, should always be referred to by the appropriate number or letter and as being "for identification," as in "Prosecution Exhibit 5 for identification" or "Defense Exhibit C for identification.
often, counsel refer to an exhibit that has been marked for identification as "what has been marked as Prosecution Exhibit 5 for identification.
The units are marked for identification to prevent mixing different products and contaminating the process.
This set, representing each experimental tree, was then mounted in bakelite premolds, polished and marked for identification number.
All captured salamanders were marked for identification with passive integrated transponders (PIT tags).
The accord confirmed a tentative agreement reached in San Francisco in July but took a further step when the delegates also agreed to cooperate on the mechanics of how these large diameter wafers will be shaped, marked for identification and handled throughout the fabrication process that converts them to electronic circuitry.