Sufficiency-of-Evidence Test Law and Legal Definition

Sufficiency-of-evidence test refers to principle that helps determining the accusation of a suspect. Sufficiency-of-evidence test is a standard for reviewing a criminal conviction on appeal based on existing evidence. When a case involves a new felony charges that were not tested at the preliminary hearing, the appropriate test for review of the new charges is the sufficient-of-evidence test. [State v. Cotton, 2003 WI App 154 (Wis. Ct. App. 2003)]

The purposes of sufficiency-of-evidence test are:

1.To fairly resolve conflicts in a testimony,

2.To weigh a evidence, and

3.To draw reasonable inferences from basic facts to ultimate facts.