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My ex sent me a text telling me she was going to pay me back for the house I paid for a long with helping with my license and I wanted to known if I can use the text messages in court

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No I got a text from her tonight saying she wasn't going to pay me back

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes she gave me 30 days to move out with no money and over half my stuff is in the house we also shared a bank account for several years

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 8 months ago

The best evidence rule is a legal principle that holds an original copy of a document as superior evidence to any copies or other forms of the same evidence.

In Dalton v. Commonwealth, Chief Judge Huff held that text messages do constitute “writings” for the purposes of Virginia’s best evidence rule. After the holding in Dalton, Virginia joins a growing number of states that have recognized that the best evidence rule applies to text messages.

So, yes, you can use the text messages as evidence in court.

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