Proffered Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Proffered evidence refers to evidence that is offered to the court to obtain a ruling on its admissibility. It is also a form of evidence whose admissibility depends on the existence or nonexistence of a preliminary fact. However, the proffered evidence is inadmissible unless the court finds that there is evidence sufficient to sustain a finding of the existence of the preliminary fact, when:

1.The relevance of the proffered evidence depends on the existence of the preliminary fact;

2.The preliminary fact is the personal knowledge of a witness concerning the subject matter of his/her testimony;

3.The preliminary fact is the authenticity of writing.