Prima facie case
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Criminal Procedure 4/e$75.00 – $120.00
The presentation of evidence which, if believed, would establish each of the elements necessary for the prosecution to succeed. In assessing whether a prima facie case is made out, a judge does not ask whether the evidence is likely to be believed; merely whether, if it were, would it establish the necessary things.