Evidence is facts and information gathered to indicate that a belief is true. In legal terms, admissible evidence presented is crucial and admitted into record during both civil and criminal proceedings. In criminal law. evidence is used to prove a defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
In civil law, an element of a case is weighed by the standard of preponderance of the evidence, which is a lower standard than "beyond a reasonable doubt.” What types of evidence are there and which ones are admissible in a court of law?
A fair trial is our 6th amendment right as American citizens and to ensure a fair trial, the evidence presented must be reasonable. For evidence to be admissible and presentable to a judge and jury, it must meet state or federal court rules. Evidence must be gathered legally and meet standards of reliability and relevance. Any evidence which is unreliable or acquired illegally will not be admissible during a trial and will not go on permanent record.
Examples of Inadmissible Evidence
Ronald Chapman knows the importance of reliable and relevant evidence and which types of evidence work best with different charges. He is an experienced defense attorney. If you are accused of a crime and need help, call Ronald Chapman to assist.
Ronald Chapman practices criminal defense in both State and Federal Courts within the State of Florida. Since 1990, Mr. Chapman has been representing people accused of committing various types of crimes. If you are facing criminal charges in Florida, Ronald Chapman can help.
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