Can a defendant be found guilty solely on circumstantial evidence ?

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  1. Robert Laurens Driessen

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    Answered . Yes circumstantial evidence is real evidence and admissible just like any other evidence. People are convicted of crimes based on this type of evidence all the time.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
  2. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . Yes.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  3. Thomas Anthony Schaeffer

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    Answered . Yes. People have a diminished opinion of circumstantial evidence but evidence is evidence and the DA's office would panic if they couldn't convict based on it.

    On the flip side, defense attorneys have a lot more fun with this type of evidence.

    Thomas A. Schaeffer, Esq. Law Office of Juarez and Schaeffer PO Box 16216, San Diego, CA 92105 (619) 804-4327 www.... more
  4. Scott Richard Kaufman

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    Answered . Yes.

  5. Amber H Lunsford

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    Answered . yes.

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