© D.L. Crumbley
What Is Evidence?
Evidence is testimony, writings, and material objects offered to prove an alleged fact or proposition.
Direct evidence is evidence that directly proves a fact at issue, without the need for any inference or presumption (e.g., copy of a check that has been altered).
Circumstantial evidence is evidence from which a fact at issue may be proved indirectly (e.g., bank records show a deposit of unknown origin).