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2007 Florida Statutes

Functions of court and jury.
Section 90.958, Florida Statutes 2007

90.958  Functions of court and jury.--

(1)  Except as provided in subsection (2), when the admissibility under this chapter of other evidence of the contents of writings, recordings, or photographs depends upon the existence of a preliminary fact, the question as to whether the preliminary fact exists is for the court to determine.

(2)  The trier of fact shall determine whether:

(a)  The asserted writing ever existed.

(b)  Another writing, recording, or photograph produced at the trial is the original.

(c)  Other evidence of the contents correctly reflects the contents.

History.--s. 1, ch. 76-237; s. 1, ch. 77-77; s. 22, ch. 78-361; s. 1, ch. 78-379.