prima facie evidence
- This term refers to the initial evidence presented that is adequate to prove a fact under dispute, unless it is challenged or disproved during the course of legal proceedings
- In the case of stolen property, the presence of the defendant's fingerprints on the item is considered prima facie evidence.
- Her sworn statement constitutes prima facie evidence of the sequence of events, unless invalidated by the opposing party.
- The letter discovered at the crime scene provides prima facie evidence for prosecution’s argument, unless contradicted by other credible sources.