chain of custody

In evidence, the one who offers real evidence, such as the narcotics in a trial of a drug case, must account for the custody of the evidence from the moment in which it reaches his custody until the moment in which it is offered in evidence, and such evidence goes to weight not to admissibility of evidence. Com. v. White, 353 Mass. 409, 232 N.E.2d 335.
For example, "chain of custody" is proven if an officer is able to testify that he or she took control of the item of physical evidence, identified it, placed it in a locked or protected area, and retrieved the item being offered on the day of trial. McEntyre v. State, Tex.App.-Hous. (14 Dist), 717 S.W.2d 140, 147

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • chain of custody — n. The order of places where, and the persons with whom, physical evidence was located from the time it was collected to its submission at trial. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000. chain of custody …   Law dictionary

  • Chain of custody — Evidence Part of the …   Wikipedia

  • chain of custody — noun The documentation showing the full process of acquisition, transfer, handling and disposition of physical or electronic materials …   Wiktionary

  • Fsc chain of custody — FSC chain of custodyThe FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) chain of custody (CoC) system allows the tracking of FSC certified material from the forest to the consumer. It is a method by which companies can show their commitment to the environment… …   Wikipedia

  • chain — I (nexus) noun act of coming together, act of coupling, act of joining, act of uniting, affiliation, affinity, alliance, association, attachment, attraction, bond, bond of union, bridge, conjunction, connectedness, connecting link, connecting… …   Law dictionary

  • custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chain of possession — See chain of custody …   Black's law dictionary

  • Cold chain — Food safety Terms Foodborne illness Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Critical c …   Wikipedia

  • Certified wood — A managed Forest on San Juan Island in Washington (U.S. state). Certified wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests – as defined by a particular standard. With third party forest certification, an independent organization… …   Wikipedia

  • Forensic entomology and the law — Forensic entomology deals with the collection of arthropodic evidence and its application, and through a series of tests and previously set of rules, general admissibility of said evidence is determined. Ultimately, the admissibility of forensic… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.