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Real Evidence

Probative matter furnished by items that are actually on view, as opposed to a verbal description of them by a witness.

For example, a weapon used in the commission of a crime would be classified as real evidence.

real evidence

in the law of evidence, a nebulous category that broadly describes anything, other than a document, that is examined as a means of proof Examples include clothing and fibres, weapons, fingerprints and dental impressions, blood samples, tape recordings, film and video recordings. Its importance is that the jury or other fact-finder does what it will from the sight of the evidence and inspection of it. Real evidence does not exclude oral evidence, as is the case frequently with written evidence. Usually oral evidence is required to connect and make relevant the real evidence. Generally, the real evidence should be produced in court, an oral description being generally inadmissible.
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But it was the more difficult to dispute the accuracy of the witness, as, in order to produce real evidence in support of his verbal testimony, he drew from his pouch the very bolt-head, which, according to his story, had been miraculously extracted from the wound; and as the iron weighed a full ounce, it completely confirmed the tale, however marvellous.
The suggestion that the marriage proved positively unhappy is supported by no real evidence, but what little is known of Shakspere's later life implies that it was not exceptionally congenial.
You also quoted Rosslyn Colderley saying 'People want more dedicated space for cycling like the new John Dobson route 'But where is the real evidence, the cyclists, when they have that route?
But it is a governing Tory Party struggling to survive despite bunging PS1billion of taxpayers' money to DUP social reactionaries that is real evidence of a new political order.
We haven't seen any real evidence unfortunately out of the FBI from it, they say they have it but they haven't revealed it.
The senator, a staunch critic of the President, had vehemently denied the allegation and said she would be willing to resign and get shot if real evidence linking her to illegal narcotics were found.
However I'd be happier if the SEVEN police forces now investigating a man who's been dead ten years and against whom there is no real evidence would concentrate their efforts on paedophiles who are alive, known to them and are currently abusing vulnerable kids.
Professor Mike Turner, head of infection and immunobiology at the Wellcome Trust, said: "This is an excellent study which provides real evidence supporting the popular belief that we tend to be healthier in the summer.
He added: "The local economic outlook is very positive and we are currently seeing a lot of activity in the housing, professionals, leisure and manufacturing sectors, providing real evidence of a return to growth in the local economy and for our customers as they look to expand.
50pm, Film4 Lieutenant Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) bumbles through life, making a mess of investigations and destroying any real evidence valuable to the department.
He pointed out that if the iPhone maker is manufacturing a watch, it would be quite a while before we see any real evidence of it.
Together with Anglesey County Council leader Bryn Jones they are merely protestors with no real evidence.

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