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Rule AD-14. Audio, Video and Other Sound Reproduction Exhibits

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17C A.R.S. Super.Ct.Local Prac.Rules, Mohave County, Rule AD-14
Rule AD-14. Audio, Video and Other Sound Reproduction Exhibits
A. In order to ensure a complete and accurate record in the event of an appeal, when audiotapes, videotapes, or other exhibits that reproduce sound are intended to be offered in evidence to demonstrate the substance of conversation, a transcription of that portion intended to be played for the trier of fact shall be made and concurrently offered in evidence as the court's exhibit. The proponent of the exhibit shall cause that portion to be transcribed and shall present it to opposing counsel for comparison against the audio exhibit sufficiently in advance of the trial or hearing so that a good faith stipulation may be entered into by counsel as to its accuracy. A stipulation as to the accuracy of such a transcript shall not affect the admissibility, or non-admissibility of the recording itself. Absent a stipulation as to the admissibility of such a recording, admissibility shall be determined in accordance with the rules of evidence. The proponent may nevertheless establish the accuracy of the transcription sufficient for its admission into evidence by appropriate testimony. When the recording is played for the trier of fact, the transcription shall be incorporated in the record of the trial by the court reporter's reference to its exhibit number.
B. Copies of a transcription admitted in evidence may be provided to the jurors during the playing of the recording to assist them in following the recording, but the transcription shall be immediately collected thereafter from the jury. The transcription shall not be used by the jury during deliberations or any other time except upon stipulation of counsel or upon motion by any party where otherwise permitted by law or the rules of evidence.


Added as AD-17 Aug. 30, 1993, effective Dec. 1, 1993. Renumbered as AD-14 and amended June 30, 2009, effective Jan. 1, 2010.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Local Prac. Rules, Mohave County, Rule AD-14, AZ ST MOHAVE SUPER CT Rule AD-14
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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