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Idaho Rules of Evidence Rule 1005. Copies of Public Records to Prove Content.

(a) Proof of public record.  The proponent may use a copy to prove the content of an official record – or of a document that was recorded or filed in a public office as authorized by law – if these conditions are met: the record or document is otherwise admissible; and the copy is certified as correct in accordance with Rule 902(4) or is testified to be correct by a witness who has compared it with the original. If no such copy can be obtained by reasonable diligence, then the proponent may use other evidence to prove the content.


(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 , Idaho Court Administrative Rule 27(d).


(Adopted March 26, 2018, effective July 1, 2018.)


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