This is about a TV show but it’s really a legal question, so I’m posting it here. MODs may move it to Cafe Society if they wish.
During last nights trial, the defendant’s wife was in the courtroom during the trial. She was later called as a witness.
In other shows, not necessarily L&O, they’ve usually depicted prospective witnesses waiting in the hall or other location. Are witnesses allowed to sit in on the trial before giving their testimony? Or does it vary from state to state? I’d think that if a person were planning to color their testimony, seeing the prior witnesses testimony would enable them to do a better job of it.