Direct Evidence

Evidence which is directly perceived by a person without the need of having to infer anything outside of the observers direct perception. Direct evidence is different from circumstantial evidence, where the perceiver must presume a fact to exist, in order to prove the ultimate fact. With circumstantial evidence an inference must be made whereas direct evidence no such inference is necessary.

Both forms of evidence are considered legitimate and can be weighed equally by the jury in coming to a verdict.

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