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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title VII
Chapter 90
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F.S. 90.958
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.