Submitting Video Footage in Courtroom Hearings and Trials
Provided that an attorney can overcome any relevant evidentiary hurdles, the use of video footage as an exhibit in court can be a powerful tool that leaves a lasting impression on the judge and jury. Since the pandemic began last year, many jurisdictions have waived some restrictions on submitting video footage in court. At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of litigation consultation and trial technology experts are available to determine the best method for submitting video footage in your case.
Make an Impression on the Jury
Security camera footage, dash cam videos, cell phone videos—all can have a significant impact on the jury and its decision, if used properly. Our experienced team of professionals will go over possible video evidence with you and help you determine how and when to use it in your case. Playing a video at just the right time heightens its impact on your audience.
Further, in today’s world, judges and juries often expect some type of video footage, depending on the type of case. For example, in a motor vehicle accident case, a juror may expect to see traffic camera footage, security camera footage from local businesses, and even recordings from video doorbells. Meeting a jury’s expectations has serious advantages when it is time to deliberate.
The Video Itself is Not Enough
Say you have a video that you believe will be an excellent piece of evidence in your case. However, you must also consider the quality of the video itself. Are you able to hear everything clearly in the video, or is the sound muffled? Can you see everything, or is the footage grainy? You may be able to tell what is going on in the video clip, but it must be clear for the judge and jury, or else the value of the video is miniscule.
At TrialSpectrum, Inc., our team of trial technology experts can examine your video footage and edit it as needed to improve its clarity and quality. If you have been limited by the court to certain portions of video footage, we can edit and splice various clips as well.
Our group of professionals will travel to the venue in which your legal proceeding is being conducted to study its lighting, acoustics, Internet access, and general layout to determine the best way to present your video. We may be able to provide screens or monitors to enhance a video’s display, and we also have audio equipment available for rent that ensures the judge and jury hear your video clearly. When you partner with us, you can rest assured that there will be no technological failures on the date of your proceeding, as we are available to set up equipment, play videos, and provide in-person technical support.
Call TrialSpectrum, Inc. Today to Learn More About Our Services
The team members of TrialSpectrum, Inc., have traveled to numerous venues throughout the United States to help law firms with legal proceedings of all types. Whether you have an hour-long hearing or a multi-day trial, we can help you prepare an effective presentation.
To set up a time to discuss your legal proceeding with TrialSpectrum, Inc., call 1-800-789-0084 or visit www.trialspectrum.com today.