the doctrine of Res Gestae

Tackling Crime without Proper Evidence – The Doctrine of Res Gestae

Tackling Crime without Proper Evidence – The Doctrine of Res Gestae

res gestae’ may be defined as those circumstances which are the automatic & undersigned incidents of a particular litigator’s act & which are admissible when illustrative of such act. These incidents may be separable from the act by a lapse of time more or less appreciable. A transaction may last for weeks. The incidents may consist of saying & doing of any one absorbed in the event, whether participant or bystander: they may compromise things left undone as well as things done.”