What is meant by 'Substantial Evidence'? Is it along the lines of preponderance/clear and convincing/beyond reasonable doubt?
How it is related or connected with the following or it is not connected to these definitions of 1) Preponderance of evidence, 2) clear and convincing evidence, 3) Beyond reasonable doubts. I understand the first 2 for civil cases and the 3rd one is for criminal cases, then what or how 'substantial evidence' is applied or deciphered on a crime or fraud and how it is connected or not connected to the 3 listed? If one can rate the strength or which is to be applied, which one is stronger and needed to get a conviction in a civil case or criminal case?
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In FL, "substantial" evidence is one of the components of the standard for legal sufficiency necessary to sustain a conviction on appeal: "substantial, competent" evidence. The others you mention are standards of proof for the finder of fact.
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I spent 19 years in school and have 25 years on the job and I am still learning, so I cannot possibly even begin to explain to you on the internet the intricacies of meaningful defense preparation, the rules of evidence, the art of cross-examination (need I go on?)...
If you wanted to debate evidentiary standards or prepare for school exams then I suggest that you hit the books or your favorite search engine.
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