In re Interest of B.H., 2009 WL 2195930 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. July 24, 2009)

Key Insight: Court found edited copy of surveillance tape was properly authenticated and admitted where, pursuant to the N.J. Best Evidence Rule, duplicates are admissible to the same extent as the original unless a question is raised as to the authenticity of the original, which defendant did not do, and where the testimony of the patrolman who viewed the original surveillance tape established that the copy was an accurate duplication of the pertinent parts of the original tape, and where there was no showing of unfairness in the production of the edited tape rather than the original

Nature of Case: Criminal / Robbery

Electronic Data Involved: Copy of surveillance tape

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