Circumstantial Evidence Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Circumstantial Evidence, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Circumstantial Evidence?

It refers to the fact and evidence which is not by the eyewitness but which indirectly gives a proof that a person is guilty or not. It is a fact derived out of certain situation before, during and after the crime from surroundings indicating to a fact or evidence.For instance – a phone call before the murder, footprints at the location of crime etc.