Inculpatory Evidence

Definition - What does Inculpatory Evidence mean?

In the broadest sense, inculpatory evidence is any evidence that helps the prosecution's case. Specifically, it is the type of evidence that demonstrates that the accused committed the crime of which they are accused. In other words, it is the type of evidence that confirms or tends to confirm guilt.

Justipedia explains Inculpatory Evidence

The type of evidence classified as inculpatory varies depending on the type of crime that a defendant has allegedly committed.

For example, if a man is accused of stealing a car that is subsequently found on his property, the vehicle serves as inculpatory evidence against him. In another scenario, if a woman is accused of shoplifting and police find the missing designer sunglasses in her purse, the sunglasses can be classified as inculpatory evidence in that case.

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