Problems with Evidence
Just because you have information that you believe will help the court come to a decision regarding the facts of your case doesn’t mean you’re home free and clear. Even the most truthful information can have a variety of problems that may keep it from being presented at trial. It’s up to the judge—not the jury, and certainly not the attorneys or parties—to decide whether a piece of evidence can be presented at trial.
The first problem goes back to the first hurdle all evidence must clear: relevance. You might believe very strongly that your information not only helps prove or disprove a fact, but that the fact is also critical to your case. The other side might disagree just as strongly. This is frequently ...