Parol footage, which includes live action footage, can be used as evidence in court, but it can be problematic in some circumstances.
The ABC investigates how to use it in court.
Parol evidence can be found in court documents and may help explain what happened, where, when and how.
The rules around parol witnesses In Victoria, you’ll need to show evidence of your identity and that you were present at the time.
For example, if you’re in court to answer a matter, you might show your identity by making a statement to the court, or you might also need to prove that the witness is a friend or acquaintance of your.
You can also make a statement in a recorded statement to a court.
You might be asked to show your face in court if you are unable to do so.
If you’re an applicant for a job, you could be asked if you have seen any of your co-workers at work and if you can remember them.
You also need a photograph, or other type of proof, of yourself that’s been taken of you.
The judge must consider the circumstances of the case.
You should also show that the person who’s been arrested is a close friend of the applicant.
You may be asked questions about the person’s circumstances, and they could also be asked by the police.
Parol evidence is not always available if the police request it.
In Victoria a court may consider whether the parol witness is likely to be a reliable witness.
Paroles are not available if you need to be extradited to another country.
If you’re a defence lawyer, it’s important to get advice from a lawyer about what evidence is available to you.
You need to have a lawyer’s opinion about what you need and whether you need the evidence to show up at the trial.
This is the first in a series of posts about evidence.
We’ll be continuing to look at it in more detail as we uncover more details of the system.