LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Elizabeth Siano Harris

3 Ways to Proffer Evidence in Florida

To appeal a trial court’s exclusion of evidence, you must make an offer of proof so as to preserve the issue of excluded evidence. The purpose of the proffer is to demonstrate to the appellate court a real error, not an imaginary or speculative one. The failure to make a record of the excluded evidence may constitute a waiver of the issue on appeal. Below is a brief overview of the three ways to make a proffer.

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