Can a Judge Declare a Mistrial When DA Asks Over 100 Leading Questions?

It is a well-known tactic to ask a question that suggests a certain answer is expected.  This is often described as a leading question, which is generally improper and subject to objection.  The exception to such a general rule is that leading questions are allowed on cross-examination of a witness, within limits.  When a leading question is intentionally asked, with an expectation that opposing counsel will object, the objection can suggest a desire to hide evidence.  When done repeatedly, such questions can become argument and grounds for a mistrial.  To read about a case where this did happen, click here.

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