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07/02/2021

How do you find evidence in an essay?

How do you find evidence in an essay?

When writing an argumentative, analytical, or persuasive essay, prove your argument by including evidence. What counts as evidence depends on the genre, discipline, and assignment, but most commonly evidence in academic papers comes in the form of quotations, paraphrases, and real-life examples.

Are texts enough to convict?

Generally not. The legal doctrine of corpus delecti generally prevents convictions based solely on people talking about a crime or crimes. There has to be some other evidence tending to prove that the crime actually took place. So texting about drugs is maybe not enough.

Will a judge look at text messages?

Like most pieces of evidence, text messages are not automatically admissible in court. You must ensure that they satisfy the requirements of the rules of evidence for your jurisdiction. Three of the main reasons the court might exclude text messages are relevance, hearsay, and lack of authenticity.

Are texts legally private?

While text messages you send to someone else may be private from the cell phone carriers, thanks to this ruling they aren’t considered private once they reach your intended recipient and can be used in court to prosecute you without needing to use a wiretap.