admissible evidence


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admissible evidence

n. evidence which the trial judge finds is useful in helping the trier of fact (a jury if there is a jury, otherwise the judge), and which cannot be objected to on the basis that it is irrelevant, immaterial, or violates the rules against hearsay and other objections. Sometimes the evidence which a person tries to introduce has little relevant value (usually called probative value) in determining some fact, or prejudice from the jury's shock at gory details may outweigh that probative value. In criminal cases the courts tend to be more restrictive on letting the jury hear such details for fear they will result in "undue prejudice." Thus, the jury may only hear a sanitized version of the facts in prosecutions involving violence. (See: evidence)

admissible evidence

noun acceptable evidence, creditable evidence, legal evidence, permissible evidence
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The judges will focus on whether those facts are proved by due process, on admissible evidence, beyond reasonable doubt.
Fair Defence barrister Martin Steen said if probation officers are allowed to use polygraphs they should also be admissible evidence.
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Where there is sufficient admissible evidence, suspects must be prosecuted in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty.
However, the court found that there was admissible evidence to the contrary.
India: Deaf and mute witnesses can provide admissible evidence in trials by making "signs and gestures" to the judge, the Indian Supreme Court has ruled in a murder case appeal.
SSH argued that the other terms of the settlement could reasonably lead to the production of admissible evidence.
Wherever there is sufficient admissible evidence, suspects should be prosecuted," AI said.
The judge said: "I am satisfied that there is sufficient admissible evidence in relation to the charge to put the defendant on trial for it.
But a criminal prosecution can only take place if those making allegations of wrongdoing are prepared to co-operate with a criminal investigation and to provide admissible evidence of the wrongdoing they allege.
The first is the evidential test where we have to be satisfied that there is enough admissible evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
Most Guantanamo detainees have already languished in prison for eight years without trial, and the commission--consisting of officials from the intelligence, military, Defense, Homeland Security, State, and Justice departments--concluded the following of the 48 detainees who would remain in prison without trial indefinitely: "Generally these detainees cannot be prosecuted because either there is presently insufficient admissible evidence to establish the detainee's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in either a federal court or military commission, or the detainee's conduct does not constitute a chargeable offense in either a federal court or military commission.