demonstrative evidence


demonstrative evidence
That evidence addressed directly to the senses without intervention of testimony. Such evidence is concerned with real objects which illustrate some verbal testimony and has no probative value in itself. People v. Diaz, 111 Misc.2d 1083, 445 N.Y.S.2d 888, 889.
Real ("thing") evidence such as the gun in a trial of homicide or the contract itself in the trial of a contract case. Evidence apart from the testimony of witnesses concerning the thing. Such evidence may include maps, diagrams, photographs, models, charts, medical illustrations, X-rays

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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