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Evidence

When an individual is charged with a crime, that charge must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt by the prosecution. The items and testimonies that will be used to either convict or exonerate a defendant are referred to as evidence. There are many standards and rules associated with evidence to ensure that anything brought before a jury is a valid item to prove the truth of an allegation.

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31 years in practice
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The Basis of Conviction

Evidence is the basic building block that attorneys use in order to achieve a conviction or an acquittal. Evidence breaks down into two categories: direct evidence and circumstantial evidence.

Direct Evidence

Direct evidence refers to any thing that does not need to be explained in order to demonstrate the truthfulness of a fact or allegation. Direct evidence includes eyewitness accounts, confessions or physical items such as a weapon. Direct evidence is not necessarily more reliable than other types of evidence, they just do not need to be explained in order to demonstrate a fact or allegation.

Circumstantial Evidence

Circumstantial evidence implies the truth of a fact or matter without being able to definitively say one thing or another. Circumstantial evidence can include DNA evidence found at the scene of a crime, the defendant’s blood type, witnesses of the defendant at the scene of the crime, or other facts that can create a connection between the defendant and the crime.

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Evidence Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is considered evidence in a legal context?

Evidence is defined as any material item or assertion that is submitted to the court in order to demonstrate the truth of an allegation or question of fact. Evidence is the backbone of the legal system and the cornerstone of any conviction.

2. How is evidence collected and preserved during a legal proceeding?

When it comes to a criminal investigation there are two general types of evidence: physical evidence and testimonial evidence. Physical evidence is collected, usually by the police, and then preserved for use during the trial. Testimonial evidence is collected from key witnesses through the use of depositions.

3. What is the difference between direct evidence and circumstantial evidence?

Direct evidence is an item that speaks for itself. Examples of direct evidence include eyewitness accounts, confessions, or other evidence that does not need elaboration to prove a fact. Circumstantial evidence is the opposite. Circumstantial evidence implies a fact or inference through implying things. Both circumstantial and direct evidence are used in order to demonstrate either guilt or innocence.

4. What is the role of the chain of custody in the admissibility of evidence?

Before something can be approved for admission into court, a proper chain of custody needs to be established. Any evidence that does not have an established chain of custody demonstrating that it has not been improperly tampered with will not be admissible in court.

5. What are the rules and standards for the admissibility of evidence in court?

What evidence is admissible varies from case to case. Attorneys for both sides will argue over what pieces of evidence should be admissible and why. Examples of evidence that may be declared inadmissible include expert witness testimony sections, scientific studies, or pieces of evidence that may be too prejudicial to be allowed in front of a jury.

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