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 reports of PEMRA, Judicial Commission or FIA will be some sort of material and not the evidence unless it is brought with admissible evidence, said the chief justice.
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A Crown Office spokesman said: "It is the duty of the Crown to keep cases under review and after full and careful consideration of the facts and circumstances, including the available admissible evidence, the Procurator Fiscal instructed there should be no further proceedings at this time.
Amnesty has called on the Maldives government to release Lahiru unless there is sufficient credible and admissible evidence against him adding that he must be provided with frequent access to a lawyer, medical care and right to freedom of religion in accordance with local and international law.
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The court concludes that the threat evidence is admissible evidence as intrinsic evidence or, at the very least, under Rule 404(b).
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Synopsis: Forensic science is the application of science to criminal and civil laws, mainly (on the criminal side) during criminal investigation, as governed by the legal standards of admissible evidence and criminal procedure.
A Crown Office spokesman said: "After careful consideration of the facts and circumstances of the case, including the available admissible evidence, the procurator fiscal decidedthere should be no proceedings taken at this time."