Evidence - What Is It and How to Prepare It!

Authored By: Colorado Legal Services

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What exactly is Evidence? Click on the links (in light green) below to learn more!

  • What is Evidence?
  • Why are there Rules for Evidence?
  • Authentication, Admissible, Relevance & Hearsay
Information about:
  • Voice Mail Messages
  • Video or Other Recordings on Cell Phones
  • Text Messages
  • Email
  • Facebook Posts
  • Telephone and/or Financial Records
  • Statements by Other People
  • Lay Witnesses
  • Character Evidence
  • Reports by CFIs and PREs
  • Notes about Privilege

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This communication is made available by Colorado Legal Services, Inc., (CLS), as a public service and is issued to inform not to advise. No person should attempt to interpret or apply any law without the assistance of an attorney. The opinions expressed in this communication are those of the authors and not those of CLS or its funding sources.

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Last Review and Update: Jul 31, 2017