HOW DO I PRESENT EVIDENCE IN COURT?

There are 2 types of evidence that can be presented in court: testimonial and non-testimonial.  Testimonial evidence is what you or other witnesses tell the judge. Non-testimonial evidence is anything else you would like the judge to see, such as photos, documents, e-mails, text messages, etc. 

There are certain rules you must follow to admit evidence in court. Each judge has his/her own procedures, however The Eleventh Judicial Circuit has provided a general guide, created by the NCJFCJ and RVDC:CPC, for people representing themselves on how to present evidence in court.  If you would like to access this information, click here. The table shown below is an example of one checklists from that guide that explains how to present specific types of evidence and how that evidence should be presented.

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