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Cedric, Criminal Defense Lawyer
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How is forensic evidence the same as any other type of evidence

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How is forensic evidence the same as any other type of evidence? How does it differ from other types of evidence??
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Cedric replied 7 years ago.
It is similar to other evidence because it is used in a court of law, it differs from other evidence in that it is only used to prove criminal offenses. However, both forensic and other evidence have the same court ordered standards and can be excluded if they are more likely to be 'prejudicial than probative.'
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What you mean by "its only used to prove criminal offenses"? Also, why is it mostly cirumstantial evidence?? thank you
Expert:  Cedric replied 7 years ago.
I main forensic evidence is only used in criminal cases. Also, the majority of evidence is circumstantial rather than direct.

The primary difference is that while direct evidence can prove a crime was committed by a person in itself, circumstantial evidence can only be used to show that there was an increased likelihood that the person committed the offense.
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