What Is Proof Or Evidence?
When it comes to a case, if you lack proof then your case is already weak to begin with. This is because the concept of evidence includes resources and declarations that are essential in order to seal the case from all ends without leaving any loopholes or room for errors. This means that if you have proof that is technically irrelevant to the case, then it will do you no good to bring it up in court. All collected proof must be relevant to the case being fought.
Standard of Evidence
In a nutshell, evidence or proof is your supporting argument that helps your overall case gain momentum in the eyes of the judge and jury. Therefore, when you are presenting the case you have to understand that there is a certain benchmark that the proof must meet. Otherwise, it may not have the desired effect on your case. Hence, it is better to either do your research independently or contact a lawyer before you make the final call. Both these exercises will help you understand the weighing benefit of your evidence.
There are many roles the collection of evidence plays towards a case, some of them are:
- Heavier the proof is in weight, the easier it will be for you to approach and bend the judge and jury in your direction.
- If your proof is irrelevant and sufficient in number it might make the jury bend in the opposite direction and result in your losing the favor of the judge.
- Don’t ever spell out your proof randomly; hire a lawyer so he can guide you better. To use the proof you must first have an argument. The evidence is used solely as a supporting formula. Randomly throwing the proof at the jury might throw them off completely. Be smart about it and only bring it in if the opposing party denies something.
- Sometimes something very minor can be a very strong proof, so whenever you have some information, share it with your lawyer to compartmentalize whether it can be used or not. It is best to know what you are taking in to court as opposed to hoarding and presenting irrelevant information.
Billy King is the author of this article. He refers to the experts at DJP Solicitors to help people collect proof valuable to their case.