real evidence

real evidence
real evidence see evidence

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

real evidence
n.
Evidence consisting of actual things that can be seen and inspected by the jury at trial; see also demonstrative evidence

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


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

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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