Suppression of evidence refers to the failure of a party to testify or to produce available witnesses, his/her destruction or spoliation of evidence. It is the concealment, destruction or withholding of, or refusal to give, material evidence which one has or knows and is legally or morally bound to reveal. It is normally considered an obstruction of justice and a criminal offense.
Suppression of evidence could happen for several reasons. For instance, if a judge believes that the evidence in question was obtained illegally, he/she can rule that it not be shown in court. If you have a case like this please contact the Law Offices of Joseph P. Smith for a Free Consultation!