Can a defendant be found guilty solely on circumstantial evidence ?

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Robert Laurens Driessen

Robert Laurens Driessen

Criminal Defense Attorney - Irvine, CA
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
Michael Charles Doland

Michael Charles Doland

Business Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Yes.

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

Thomas Anthony Schaeffer

Criminal Defense Attorney - San Diego, CA
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
Scott Richard Kaufman

Scott Richard Kaufman

Lemon Law Attorney - Los Altos, CA
Answered

Yes.

Amber H Lunsford

Amber H Lunsford

Criminal Defense Attorney - Sacramento, CA
Answered

yes.

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