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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Types of Evidence

Evidence is classified in several different ways, but the most basic way is by how it’s presented in court. The four ways evidence is presented in court are through …
• Witness or expert testimony.
• Documents.
• Objects.
• Interactive presentations.
Regardless of how evidence is classified, the same basic rules apply. The information has to help prove or disprove a fact, and the fact has to be connected to something the parties are actually arguing about. The following sections look more closely at each type of evidence.

Testimony

Facts that are in a person’s memory or mind are presented through testimony, or testimonial evidence, in which a person is sworn to speak the truth. Often, people believe that if the evidence ...

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