Definition - What does Evidence mean?

Evidence refers to proof that is given by a party during the legal process to persuade a jury or judge of certain facts in the case.

Evidence can take a variety of different forms, including: testimony, expert testimony, public records, depositions, objects, photographs, witnesses and objects.

Justipedia explains Evidence

There is an entire set of laws that governs how evidence must be presented and what evidence can and cannot be presented. For example, there are a number of objections that a lawyer can present to the judge concerning evidence. Typically, when a lawyer calls for an objection, they will state the rule of evidence that they allege that the other party is violating. The opposing party will then be given the opportunity to rebut the argument. After this, the judge will make a ruling as to whether the evidence can or cannot be admitted.

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