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A term used to describe information that is relevant to a determination of issues in any judicial proceeding so that such information can be properly considered by a judge or jury in making a decision.

Evidence is admissible if it is of such a character that the court is bound to accept it during the trial so that it may be evaluated by the judge or jury. Admissible evidence is the foundation of the deliberation process by which a court or jury decides upon a judgment or verdict.

The Federal Rules of Evidence regulate the admissibility of evidence in federal courts. State rules of evidence determine evidence that is admissible in state court proceedings.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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Declining to follow Orozco, Chief Justice Donald Beatty laid out four criteria that must be met in order for such evidence to be admissible: (1) A jury could reasonably find that a suicide attempt occurred; (2) the defendant was aware of the occurrence of the alleged crimes at the time of the suicide attempt; (3) an unmistakable nexus exists linking the suicide attempt to a guilty conscience derivative of the offense for which the defendant is on trial; and (4) the evidence survives the prejudice/probativeness test of Rule 403 of the state's Rules of Evidence.
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The top court, while examining the issue of video recording of crime scene in the country, dealt with the question if electronic evidence can be admissible for reliance in judicial proceedings.
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However, the law states that any video prohibited under the Anti-Photo and Video Voyeurism Act should not be admissible as evidence in a legislative hearing.
The organisation published, for the first time, interactive maps which delineate dangerous regions of countries exceeding the admissible limits of air pollution allowed by the organisation.
THE developer of a secure smartphone app used to capture court admissible video evidence in the insurance and utilities sectors is raising PS1.5m in funding to make the technology available to new sectors across the world - and to consumers.
His topics are admissible topological rings, the C-completion of an abstract module over a topological ring, the case of an admissible topological ring, the higher C-completions, the direct sum and direct limit of C-completion left A-modules, and ext and tor in the categories of C-complete left A-modules.
COVERT video evidence is admissible in the trials of six people charged with abuse in the Aras Attracta care home, a court has ruled.