My husband sent me threats via text messages, but in court he makes me look like a lier when I bring up the threats.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Oh yes they absolutely can be used as evidence. Give the phone to your attorney so she can bring it in for you to use at the hearing. You can also print out a transcript of the text messages. Emails and voice mail and/or messages left on answering machines can also be used. You can make tape recordings of the messages left on the machine and or voice mail or just again bring the phone and the judge can listen on the phone.
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In Domestic Violence Court, the judges will often look at text messages as evidence.
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