Learn about the hurdles that must be overcome before an item of evidence is admissible in court.
For an item of evidence, the journey to court can be lengthy and arduous. Whether in the form of an exhibit or a witness giving testimony, evidence must leap over a number of hurdles set up by evidence law before it can be admissible. One of these hurdles is relevance: an item of evidence must be related to the case at hand in order to be admitted into court. However, relevance isn’t always enough; even relevant evidence may sometimes be inadmissible. Today, you’ll be learning about the test...