Ohio’s Best Evidence Rule: What Does It Keep Out Of Evidence?
Ohio’s Best Evidence Rule is set forth at Evid.R. 1002. It is very similar to its’ federal counterpart. Ohio Rule of Evidence 1002 provides that,
To prove the content of a writing, recording, or photograph, the original writing, recording, or photograph is required, except as otherwise provided in these rules or by statute enacted by the General Assembly not in conflict with a rule of the Supreme Court of Ohio.
The original is not required, and other evidence of the contents of a writing, recording, or photograph is admissible if…[a]ll originals are lost or have been destroyed, unless the proponent lost or destroyed them in bad faith.
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