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What Evidence Is Allowed In A Trial

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While the facts that lead a person to court may be innumerable, only a handful of these details are legally relevant, therefore admissible, in court. Evidence is used to prove the details that are necessary to establish guilt or liability of a party or to establish a defense against certain claims. Evidence can be either direct or circumstantial. Direct evidence proves a point without any need to draw a conclusion. Circumstantial evidence requires the jury or judge to come to a conclusion that some relevant event did or did not occur. Some evidence may not be admissible, such as some statements made by witnesses, certain physical evidence, and more. An attorney is the best person to decide what evidence may be needed for a case depending on the case’s strategy.

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