Questions tagged [admissibility]

The concept in the law of evidence that determines whether or not evidence can be received by the court. The evidence must first be relevant, but even relevant evidence will be tested for its admissibility.

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US exclusionary rule - are there limits?

Inspired by this question related to admissibility of evidence obtained from an unlawful search and seizure: At an unlawful traffic stop, police searches the car and find the weapon used in a recent ...
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At an unlawful traffic stop, police searches the car and find the weapon used in a recent murder

Say that a murder was committed. Some time after, without any justifiable reason (perhaps on a hunch, or just by coincidence), a police officer stops a car, unlawfully searches it and stumbles upon ...
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How to do court admissible DNA testing when both parties live far apart?

Suppose two people are located in the United States and they wish to prove they are related through DNA testing. They want the test results to be admissible in court so they must use certified labs ...
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Canadian immigration: Admissibility process mystery

This is a question I've asked at various Q&A sites and forums to no avail. Of course I also asked my own consultant, and several other lawyers and advisors, but none had the answer. I don't have ...
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Admissibility of Police Notes in Maryland

In the state of Maryland, an insurance company is denying the notes of a police officer regarding who is at fault for a car crash. His notes are being denied by the company on the grounds that he did ...
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Can improperly gathered evidence be used to exonerate someone?

There are many rules governing whether or not a particular piece of evidence can be introduced at trial. Often, these rules are applied to prevent the prosecution from introducing evidence. Do the ...