Habit Evidence

Definition - What does Habit Evidence mean?

Habit evidence is a type of evidence through which an attorney attempts to prove that a person had a habit of acting or responding in a certain way.

This type of evidence is generally admissible in court and can be used to demonstrate the likelihood that a person may have done or not done something out of habit.

Justipedia explains Habit Evidence

Habit evidence can be useful in some court cases. As an example of habit evidence, imagine that a security guard is suing their former employer for wrongful termination. If the defense attorney can prove that the security guard had a habit of falling asleep on the job, then this would be habit evidence, which could prove that the person was not wrongfully terminated. This is just one example of how habit evidence can be very relevant in certain cases.

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