Stipulation of Facts Law and Legal Definition

Stipulation of facts refers to an agreement on the facts of a case for the purpose of simplifying the issues involved and to guide the court properly in making a judicious decision.

The following is an example of a case law on stipulation of acts:

‘The intent element of an offense is not effectively established where the stipulation of fact does not address intent and that issue is contested.’ [United States v. Murray, 2004 CCA LEXIS 415 (A.F. Ct. Crim. App. 2004)].