Withholding of Evidence Law and Legal Definition

Evidence withheld can become unfavorable if it is a relevant piece of evidence that is part of the case and is within the control of the interested party. If weak evidence is given and relied on in support of a fact when it is clear to the court that proof of a more direct and explicit character is within the power of the party, then it may be presumed that if better evidence is given, it will be unfavorable.