Falsified Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Falsified evidence is evidence that is illegally created for the purpose of persuading the verdict in a court case. This evidence is considered as "the fruit of the poisonous tree," and is not permissible in court. On proof of falsified evidence, a court upon such terms as are just, will relieve a party or his/her legal representative from its final judgment, order, or proceeding. It is also termed as forged evidence or tainted evidence.