Evidence, such as a statement, tending to excuse, justify, or absolve the alleged fault or guilt of a defendant.
See also Brady Rule.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Evidence that points toward a defendants innocence. Prosecutors are required to automatically hand over such evidence to the defense, even if the defense doesnt request it, and a showing that this rule was violated can sometimes result in a conviction being reversed.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:15 pm