Direct Evidence vs. Circumstantial Evidence

What is the difference between direct evidence and circumstantial evidence in a criminal case? 

Direct evidence typically speaks for itself. Examples of direct evidence include fingerprints at a crime scene, a confession, or a video of the crime taking place. 

Circumstantial evidence is less straightforward. It relies on taking information and making logical assumptions. Learn more about the differences between direct and circumstantial evidence here.

If you wish to leverage your case through the collection of direct and circumstantial evidence, contact Welch & Schmeiser Criminal Defense Group.