Idaho Rules of Evidence Rule 1005. Public Records.
(a) Proof of public record. The contents of an official record, or of a document authorized to be recorded or filed and actually recorded or filed, including data compilations in any form, if otherwise admissible, may be proved by copy, certified as correct in accordance with Rule 902 or testified to be correct by a witness who has compared it with the original. If a copy which complies with the foregoing cannot be obtained by the exercise of reasonable diligence, then other evidence of the contents may be given.
(b) Use of official transcripts of district court proceedings. In all cases where a party desires to place in evidence a transcript or partial transcript of a district court proceeding, or disclose the contents of a transcript during the examination of a witness, the transcript must be an official transcript as provided in subsection 27(d), Idaho Court Administrative Rules.
(Adopted January 8, 1985, effective July 1, 1985; amended March 15, 2004, effective July 1, 2004.)
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