False witness Distortion of evidence Misleading evidence Uncorroborated evidence
Any witness, however irreproachable, may give unreliable evidence, and a jury may err by accepting unsupported evidence. Uncorroborated evidence is that which has been confirmed or supported by other evidence independent from the source of the first. Under some jurisdictions a charge may be considered proven in the light of evidence from a single witness, with the possible exception of witnesses who are accomplices of the accused or the complainant (such as in a trial for a sexual offence) where it may be assumed that the witness has a motive for lying.
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