Physical evidence in court
1. This section considers types of evidence other than by oral witness testimony that may be admitted in court, including:
- written statements;
- maps, plans and photographs;
- sound and video recordings;,
- business records;
- material objects, such as parts of machinery.
2. In order for this evidence to be admitted, you must follow the correct rules and procedures. Some documents may 'speak for themselves'; others may need to be presented by a witness before becoming receivable in evidence.
3. The collection of documentary and real evidence ("Physical evidence") is dealt with in the Investigation Stage of the Enforcement Guide in the `Collecting Physical Evidence' section.