Can Texts Be Used As Evidence in Court?
With the change of technology, new forms of evidence now exist. When it comes to civil and even criminal law cases, documents that have been written by either defendant become evidence in court. But that main question we are here to answer is, can texts also become evidence to use in the court room? What if someone admits to something via text, but in court flat out denies doing it?
When it comes to electronically sent texts plenty of questions arise.
Is it relevant? This is up to the judge and the circumstances.
Is it admissible as evidence? Wish we had a straight answer here but that also depends.
Is it protected under the 6th amendment? (This guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay.) The answer is also that if they are not protected under this amendment they may be admissible.
At the Law Office of Scott M Aaronson we have worked with many different judges and different court rooms and often know the best style of approach to take with the venue. Make sure to contact us at 844 I Can Win in order to get a free opinion and consultation regarding your law case in the Detroit Metro or Chicago Area.
Main Questions To If Your Text Can Be Considered Evidence
Make sure you talk to us or any other lawyer to answer some of the following questions to best decide. These are some of the key questions to consider.
- How was the evidence obtained?
- Can this be proven to be real and not forged?
- Where you given this or did it come from someone else?
- Is this evidence at all worth using?
When it comes down to it, we have to rely on the judge to make the final call. We’ve worked with a number of judges and if we get all the details we can try to make our best estimate on what will occur. Though keep in mind that no one can predict the future.
If you’d like to find other similar law questions and answers. Make sure to visit our page where we discuss more questions that have come up.
The Law Offices of Scott M Aaronson focuses on cases in the Detroit Metro Area and specializes in a variety of cases.