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Admissible Evidence

Definition - What does Admissible Evidence mean?

Admissible evidence is evidence that can be officially used in a case to help a party prove its points or to solidify their defense. In order to become admissible, the judge must approve of the particular evidence. Admissible evidence can include documents, testimonies, material items, etc. The judge will only declare the evidence admissible if it is relevant and fair. There are also Federal Rules of Evidence that will be used to determine if something can be admitted during the court trial.

Justipedia explains Admissible Evidence

Admissible evidence is just evidence that is formally allowed for use in a court case. Attorneys use evidence to prove their points and support their positions. For example, a defendant's fingerprint on a stolen car is evidence that a prosecutor can use to help prove that the particular defendant did in fact steal the car. In many cases, it is evidence that sways the jury's decision one way or another. Because evidence carries so much importance, it is necessary that judges decide whether or not it is admissible.

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