Credible Evidence Law & Legal Definition


Credible evidence is not evidence which is necessarily true, but is evidence worthy of belief, that is, worthy to be considered by the jury. It is often natural, reasonable and probable as to make it easy to believe.

Following is an example of a state statute (Illinois) defining the term “credible evidence.” Pursuant to 89 Ill. Adm. Code 300.20, "Credible evidence of child abuse or neglect" means that the available facts, when viewed in light of surrounding circumstances, would cause a reasonable person to believe that a child was abused or neglected.”