Competent Evidence

Competent Evidence

Information that proves a point at issue in a lawsuit.

Competent evidence is admissible evidence in contrast to incompetent or inadmissible evidence.

Cross-references

Evidence.

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In dropping the charges, the state prosecutors noted that law enforcers needed to"gather more concrete and competent evidence proving that respondents and other individuals are indeed involved in illegal drugs trade.
I sincerely hope that the DOJ will continue to gather more concrete and competent evidence proving that respondents and other individuals are indeed involved in illegal drug activities," the lawmaker said.
The DOJ resolution reminded the police to 'gather more concrete and competent evidence proving that respondents and other individuals are indeed involved in illegal d rugs activities, then there is no reason why they cannot file another case against them.
An individual is presumed innocent unless and until competent evidence is presented to a jury that establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
But the court said that judges can value properties based on any competent evidence in the record, and are not required to rely on appraisals.
Whether the commissioners erred in approving a use by special review application without competent evidence the proposed industrial use is consistent with existing surrounding uses.
Based on Silberstein's income approach and Trustmark's cost approach the jury could have selected a fair market value within a range of competent evidence.
This concurring opinion marks the third time in less than five years that I must document my position in favor of granting post-conviction relief to applicant, who is incarcerated for capital murder in a case in which there is no competent evidence that a murder even occurred," Alcala added.
Thus, the rule would apply only if it was not readily apparent from the appellate record that (i) the expert testimony was either admissible or inadmissible, and (ii) other competent evidence was not sufficiently strong to permit the conclusion that the improper admission or exclusion of the evidence had no effect on the decision.
Among other things, those standards require that an auditor exercise due professional care, exercise professional skepticism, and obtain sufficient competent evidence to afford a reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the financial statements.
Because the Superintendent did not err in making credibility determinations and the Superintendent's factual findings are supported by competent evidence in the record, the Supreme Court, as it must when dealing with an appeal, deferred to the Superintendent's findings.
REVIEWING EXTRADITION REQUEST FROM ARGENTINA, FIFTH CIRCUIT REJECTS "DUAL CRIMINALITY" CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF UNSPECIFIED VALUE OF GOODS STOLEN IN ARGENTINA; COURT CONDUCTS ONLY LIMITED REVIEW AS TO WHETHER ANY COMPETENT EVIDENCE TENDS TO SUPPORT THE MAGISTRATE'S PROBABLE-CAUSE ASSESSMENT OF THE GOODS' VALUE; COURT NOTES THAT EVIDENTIARY RULES DO NOT CONTROL EXTRADITION HEARING, AND AUTHENTICATED DOCUMENTS MAY SERVE AS COMPETENT EVIDENCE IN SUPPORT OF A MAGISTRATE'S DETERMINATION