Prospectant Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Prospectant evidence refers to evidence suggesting that a person might or might not do a particular act even before someone does an act. Prospectant evidence typically falls into any of the five categories :

1.Moral character or disposition;

2.Physical and mental capacity;

3.Habit or custom;

4.Emotion or motive; and

5.Plan, design or intention.

Prospectant evidence is also known as circumstantial evidence whereby past event from which a fact in issue can be inferred in order to establish motive or plan.