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Florida evidence, Florida evidence code, Florida Rules of Evidence -

A proposed amendment to the Florida Evidence Code has been filed in the Florida Senate and House (SB 548: Electronic Legal Documents by Sen. Brandes; HB 409: Electronic Legal Documents by Rep. Perez).  We will continue to track it, as it works through the legislature:Electronic Legal Documents; Revising provisions relating to use of the office of notary public; authorizing online notarizations; specifying registration and qualification requirements for online notaries public; prescribing online notarization procedures; specifying the manner by which an online notary public must verify the identity of a principal or a witness, etc. 90.803 Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial.—The provision of...

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cell phone contact is non-hearsay, Florida evidence, non-hearsay -

Photo (screenshot) of contact information page in cell phone address book is non-hearsay when offered from the limited purpose of linking parties together (Florida).

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911 calls excited utterance, confrontation clause, Florida evidence, Florida evidence code, Florida Rules of Evidence -

Statements in a 911 call can be admissible under the excited utterance hearsay and nonviolative of the Confrontation Clause; no so for the same statements made once officers arrive on scene.

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No changes to the Florida Evidence Code going into 2018.

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Florida evidence, Florida evidence code, Florida Rules of Evidence -

No amendments this year, but a new look to our guide is coming!

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