Impermissible Pyramiding of Inferences Law and Legal Definition

An impermissible pyramiding of inferences occurs where at least two inferences in regard to the existence of a criminal act must be drawn from the evidence and then stacked to prove the crime charged; in that scenario, it is said that the evidence lacks the conclusive nature to support a conviction. [Kennedy v. State, 781 So. 2d 421 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 4th Dist. 2001)].