Culpatory evidence

Culpatory evidence – this legal term origins from the Latin “culpa”, which literally means fault, wrongful action. In the legal practice, “culpatory evidence” usually applies in the sphere of Criminal Law, where refers to a proof of guilt, which increases the punishment. The culpatory evidence does not improve the standing of the convicted person, but makes their situation worse as it helps the prosecution to prove their point. And respectively it will increase the charges. Somewhere called “inculpatory evidence”.

An antonym is “exculpatory evidence”.

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