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Exhibit

An exhibit is an object or document sought to be introduced as evidence in trial. Each side's (prosecution and defense) proposed exhibits are marked (either numbered or lettered sequentially) for identification purposes, for example, “People's Exhibit 1 for identification” or “Defense Exhibit A for identification.” Should the judge admit the exhibits into evidence, they are then referred to as “People's Exhibit 1 in evidence” and “Defense Exhibit A in evidence.”