What are the Types of Demonstrative Evidence?

When you’re looking for a powerful persuasion tool, you’re looking for demonstrative evidence. Demonstrative evidence is evidence that demonstrates the testimony given by a witness or proven by evidence found at the scene. It is an essential part of an attorney’s presentation because of the value and impact that this type of visual evidence can give to support the facts being explained. 

That being said, there’s not just one kind of demonstrative evidence. In fact, there are many different types of demonstrative evidence, all of which are important and unique.

Types of Demonstrative Evidence

When someone gives their official testimony, it can be powerful only to a certain degree. This is because it’s much harder for people in the jury to fully understand and remember what is being told. Legal teams have a much more effective argument if they show the audience, not just tell. Demonstrative evidence does this! A great example from Cornell Law School includes papers in evidence that are admitted to be in the handwriting of a certain person, in order to be compared by the jury with a paper in dispute. This is done to determine whether the latter is in the handwriting of the same person. You could tell them the letter is theirs, or you should prove it by showing them.

What if there is no “hard” evidence like the example mentioned above? As hinted at above, there are many forms of demonstrative evidence. Just a few examples of demonstrative evidence include photos, x-rays, videotapes, movies, sound recordings, diagrams, forensic animation, maps, drawings, graphs, simulations, and models.

Professional Demonstrative Evidence from The Evidence Room

In a case where determining a verdict can be a very difficult task and where demonstrative evidence can become a powerful persuasion tool, you want the team at The Evidence Room on your side. At the Evidence Room, we use all forms of evidence and put the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle. When we create demonstrative evidence for you to present at court, you can know you are prepared as possible to win your case!

Our team has worked along with the best lawyers in America and collaborated on several hundreds of trials, in every practice area. We have close to 20 years of experience in the forensic animation industry. Over the years, our work has been featured on CBS News, CBS Crimesider, 48 Hours, and many others. 

Lawyers who are looking for techniques to enhance their legal strategy and justice through litigation rely on the most persuasive evidence possible. A favorable outcome at trial depends on showing the jury the evidence, not just telling them. This is why demonstrative evidence is a vital piece of the puzzle. When you want the best for your legal argument, you’re looking for the team at The Evidence Room.

 

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