Judicial Notice

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Meaning of Judicial Notice

The act by which a court , in conducting a trial or framing its decision , recognizes the existence and truth of certain facts of its own motion without production of the evidence . These are such matters as from their nature not properly the subject of testimony or which are universally regarded as established by common notoriety . Among such matters are included acts of legislature, the constitution and cause of nature, official documents duly authenticated , etc. See state v Berch, (Iowa) 222 N. W.2d 741. See also federal Rule of Evidence 201, Appendix 5.

Judicial Notice Alternative Definition

The cognizance taken by a court of matters of fact, without the production of evidence thereof. The matters of fact of which judicial notice will be taken are, in general, those of general notoriety, immemorial usage, or uniform national occurrence.

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  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Work
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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