insufficient evidence

insufficient evidence

n. a finding (decision) by a trial judge or an appeals court that the prosecution in a criminal case or a plaintiff in a lawsuit has not proved the case because the attorney did not present enough convincing evidence. Insufficient evidence usually results in dismissal of the case after the prosecution or the plaintiff has completed his/her introduction of evidence or, if on appeal, reversal of the judgment by the trial court. (See: finding)

insufficient evidence

noun a negligible amount of evidence, absence of sufficient evidence, bereft of eviience, deficient amount of evidence, devoid of sufficient proof, failing proof, inadequate amount of persuasive facts, inadequate confirmation, inadequate facts to prove the point in question, inadequate means of proof, inadequate proof, inadequate proof of facts, inadequate substantiation, incomplete evidence, insufficient admitted testimony, insufficient body of facts, insufficient corroboration, insuffiiient facts to establish the point in issue, insufficient means of proving a fact, insufficient proof at trial, insufficient veriiication, lacking proof, lean on evidence, meager degree of evidence, paltry amount of evidence, scant testimony, slim proof, sparse proof, thin evidence, weak on evidence
Associated concepts: dismissal of an action, woefully insuffiiient evidence
See also: nonsuit
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The District Attorney's Office announced it found insufficient evidence to charge Lancaster resident Juan Javier Bautista, who was badly injured in the crash.
The Court determined that the Appellants presented insufficient evidence of securities fraud for a reasonable jury to rule in their favor.
Ahern then conceded he was working with insufficient evidence.
Prosecutors declined to file charges for the attack on Blunt, saying there was insufficient evidence to prove Wesley and Gaines were the culprits.
LOS Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says there's insufficient evidence to prosecute the police officers involved in the beating of Stanley Miller last June.
Genz appeals only his conviction for conspiracy to deliver THC, arguing there was insufficient evidence to convict him of that count.
The investigation has now concluded and whilst our thoughts remain with those who were injured and otherwise affected by the incident, and we recognise the level of interest that it generated, there was insufficient evidence to pursue the matter further.
However, the SFA say there is insufficient evidence for that.
MANILA -- Justice Secretary Leila de Lima on Thursday said there is still insufficient evidence to file a case against Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala who was implicated in the racket to manipulate the price of garlic.
Response: There is insufficient evidence to uphold this concern.
Response: There is insufficient evidence to uphold this concern; Crushed against the bars of an NHS bed.
We have completed a fresh review of the evidence and decided that there is insufficient evidence to prosecute.

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