Question: What does it means when the lawyer objects to testimony as “hearsay”?
Answer: Hearsay is evidence of a statement made out of court that is offered in a judicial proceeding to prove the truth of a matter asserted therein. Ind. Evidence Rule 801(c). Hearsay is inadmissible in court, unless it fits within an exception to the hearsay rule. It is to be excluded from trials and hearings, since its admission defeats a party’s right to confront and cross-examine witnesses against them.