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Exculpatory Evidence Definition

Exculpatory evidence is favorable evidence to a defendant that tends to exonerate a defendant or helps establish their innocence. Exculpatory evidence is the opposite of inculpatory evidence, which tends to show a defendant’s guilt. Prosecutors have a legal duty to disclose exculpatory evidence to defendants and their defense attorneys.

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