Contemporaneous-Objection Rule Law and Legal Definition

Contemporaneous objection rule refer to a principle that proper and timely objection to admission of evidence must be made at trial stage itself if the issue of admissibility is to be considered on appeal. An objection is timely if it is made as soon as practicable and is proper if made formally on the record. This requirement allows the trial court an opportunity to correct the alleged error.

The following is a caselaw on the rule:

The contemporaneous objection rule means that the objection must be interposed at the time of the alleged error so that the trial court may be given an opportunity to rule. Timely objections, followed by appropriate and timely motions, are necessary to preserve such points on appeal. [Rumfelt v. State, 947 So. 2d 997 (Miss. Ct. App. 2006)]