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Rule 1005. Copies of Public Records toProve Content


The proponent may use acopy to prove the content of an official record or of a document that wasrecorded or filed in a public office as authorized by law if these conditionsare met: the record or document is otherwise admissible; and the copy iscertified as correct in accordance with Rule 902(4) or is testified to becorrect by a witness who has compared it with the original. If no such copy canbe obtained by reasonable diligence, then the proponent may use other evidenceto prove the content.



2011 Advisory CommitteeNote. Thelanguage of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the EvidenceRules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminologyconsistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylisticonly. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidenceadmissibility. This rule is the federal rule, verbatim.




This rule isthe federal rule, verbatim, and comports with the substance of Rule 68, UtahRules of Evidence (1971).