Circumstantial evidence – this legal term has got application in the area of Court Trials. There it details brought evidence which may allow a judge or jury to deduce a certain fact from other facts which have been previously proved by parties. In some cases, there can be some evidence that can not be proven directly (i.e. where it is not possible to use an eye-witness or proper document). Fingerprints are an example of circumstantial evidence: while there may be no witness to a person’s presence in a certain place, or contact with a certain object, the scientific evidence of someone’s fingerprints is persuasive proof of a person’s presence or contact with an object. It could be used to presume in advance if a person will do or not do a particular act.