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Gonzales v. People.

2020 CO 71. No. 19SC292. Authentication—Audio Recordings—Evidence.

September 14, 2020


In this case, the Supreme Court considered the appropriate standard for authenticating voice recordings for admission into evidence. The Court held that, in the absence of evidence suggesting that a proffered voice recording has been altered or fabricated, a proponent may authenticate a recording by presenting evidence sufficient to support a finding that it is what the proponent claims. Once this prima facie burden is met, authenticity becomes a question for the factfinder. Accordingly, the Court affirmed the Court of Appeals’ judgment.

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