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i need to provide proof that a telivision is mine. it is an

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i need to provide proof that a telivision is mine. it is an older model and i thought i had the paperwork on it but i cant find it. I bought it used and cant get a hold place i got it. The judge is out for blood and since i told him i had the paperwork i dont want to give him any excuses. What cann i do or use to show a judge its my t.v. i got court in 4 hours and i was told the serial numbers were not copied down and it wasnt a serious investigation.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LawTalk replied 6 years ago.
Good morning,

Civil or criminal case?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.



Expert:  LawTalk replied 6 years ago.
Good morning,

While you may not have the paperwork any more, the burden of proof in a criminal case is proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

You can show reasonable doubt just by bringing in a couple of "reputable witnesses" who can testify that you owned the TV for many months or years before being accused of stealing it.

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