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Rule 1002. Requirement of the Original

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
Article X. Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
Arizona Rules of Evidence, Rule 1002
Rule 1002. Requirement of the Original
An original writing, recording, photograph, or video is required in order to prove its content unless these rules or an applicable statute provides otherwise.


Amended Sept. 8, 2011, effective Jan. 1, 2012; Aug. 28, 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Editors' Notes

The language of Rule 1002 has been amended to conform to the federal restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 1002, (modified).
Civ.Code 1913, §§ 1756, 1757.
Rev.Code 1928, § 4463.
Laws 1951, Ch. 62, § 1.
Code 1939, Supp.1952, § 23-314.
Rules Civ.Proc., former Rule 44(s).
17A Pt. 1 A. R. S. Rules of Evid., Rule 1002, AZ ST REV Rule 1002
Current with amendments received through 08/15/19
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