After-Discovered Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Evidence found by a losing party in a civil or criminal case after a motion has been ruled upon or trial has been completed is referred as after-discovered evidence. In short it means the evidence discovered after arriving at a legal decision. Such evidences will be considered on a motion for new trial if it is proved to the satisfaction of the court that such evidence could not have been discovered on trial even after honest attempt. This is also termed as newly discovered evidence.