If I object to the statement and objection is sustained, can I further explore the same question for impeachment purpose? For example, if witness says, " A. told me he saw Defendant on May 1" I object to it as hearsay and objection sustained, can I call A. to testify that A. did not tell the above?
it may not be sustained depending upon various exceptions to the hearsay rule. If the objection to that statement was sustained, then why do you think he would give a different answer when you are essentially asking the same question? All you do is give him the opportunity to repeat his testimony which apparently hurts your case.
Yes, because A's direct testimony is not hearsay.
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interesting question: that may open the subject that the judge said was hearsay.
Impeaching a witness usually is by a prior inconsistent statement
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