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Judicial Notice, Evidence

When presenting evidence at trial or at a hearing, “judicial notice” may be utilized to set forth a fact “which is common knowledge of people of ordinary intelligence” and “which can be reliably determined by resort to a readily available, accurate and credible source.” State v. Weber, 814 S.W.2d 298, 303 (Mo. Ct. App. 1991)….

Judicial Notice

To prove facts at trial, you need to typically present evidence or a stipulation as to certain facts. Evidence generally comes in the form of witness testimony and/or documentation. In some cases, the Court may take “judicial notice” of things that are “commonly known.” Mince v. Mince, 481 S.W.3d 610 (Mo. Ct. App. 1972). For instance,…

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