Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 5 - Procedure and Evidence - Part 6 - Evidence - Section 617 - Writings bearing obvious alterations -- Explanation required.

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78B-5-617 Writings bearing obvious alterations -- Explanation required. (1) The party producing as genuine a writing which has been altered, or appears to have been

altered after its execution in a part material to the question in dispute must account for the appearance of alteration.

(2) The party may show that the alteration: (a) was made by another without the party's concurrence; (b) was made with the consent of the parties affected by it; (c) was otherwise properly or innocently made; or (d) does not change the meaning or language of the instrument.

(3) An altered writing that a party cannot adequately explain under Subsection (2) is not admissible.

Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 3, 2008 General Session