State v. Thompson, 777 N.W.2d 617 (N.D. 2010)

Key Insight: Where the rules of evidence require authentication sufficient to establish that the evidence in question is what the proponent claims, admission of image of text message was no abuse of discretion where defendant did not argue that the image was not an accurate reflection of the message and where the complainant (victim) and defendant established by their testimony that defendant?s cell phone number and signature were on the image and provided other circumstantial evidence to establish that the image was what it was claimed to be

Nature of Case: Criminal prosecution for simple assault

Electronic Data Involved: Image of text message

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