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What is a Rebuttal?

In the world of law, a rebuttal is a form of evidence that is presented to contradict or nullify other evidence that has been presented by the opposing party. To put it simply, it’s evidence against the evidence to create the best possible argument. Rebuttals can be either direct or indirect. A direct rebuttal seeks to directly address and disprove the opposing evidence. An indirect rebuttal attempts to cast doubt on the credibility of the opposition’s argument without directly addressing it.

No matter which approach is taken, the goal of a rebuttal is to make the jury question the validity of the opposing argument and ultimately side with the rebuttal’s position. In order to be effective, a rebuttal must be well-planned and backed up by strong evidence. So with careful planning and execution, a rebuttal can be a powerful tool in winning a case. You can learn more about this and other commonly-used legal terms here.

Defining “Rebuttal”

A rebuttal is a response to an opposing argument. First your attorney needs to identify what exactly the other side is saying and what their evidence is. This way they can explain why the argument is incorrect and why the evidence should not be used. Lastly, you need to link this rebuttal back to your case so you can further prove your side of the issue. This will help strengthen your argument and give the jury a better understanding of your position.

How Malloy Law Offices Can Help

If you are in a courtroom, and the opposing counsel tries to introduce a piece of evidence that you know is inadmissible, it is important to have an attorney who knows how to approach this situation. The attorneys at Malloy Law Offices LLC will be prepared. They will know how to plan if the court rules that the evidence is inadmissible.  In addition, will be able to prepare and present the argument. It is also important for your lawyer to keep in mind that they have to create a record in case evidence is ruled inadmissible and you want to preserve the issue for appeal. In the end, a rebuttal is something to discuss between you and your attorney when necessary. Call us today for your free consultation.