Witness Stand Law and Legal Definition

Witness stand is a part of the courtroom. In the U.S., witness stand is a chair at the end of the judge's bench on the jury box side, usually with a low "modesty screen," where a witness sits and gives testimony after he/she has sworn to tell the truth. When called to testify the witness "takes the stand." Most witness stands are equipped with a microphone linked to an amplifying system so that judge, attorneys and jury can hear the testimony clearly. Witness Stand is also called witness box.