Everything You Need To Know About Court Transcription

Transcription of a court record is considered admissible as it helps to prove one of the parties' claims. However, as with any legal process, legal transcription also has clear and precise rules that must be adhered to in order to be considered admissible. In order to ensure that you have acceptable legal transcription, a number of important points must be followed:


Obeying the law

As far as the admissibility of recordings is concerned, the law states that recording made without the knowledge of its participants is in fact wiretapping, and this is considered a violation of the law for which the maximum sentence is 60 days in detention. However, there are specific cases where wiretapping is legitimate and legal, the main one being wiretapping for crime prevention. This listening can be done by a professional investigation body or by the police - and in accordance with the permissions required by law. In addition, recording will be considered legal when one of the parties is aware of its existence, that is, the recording party is a partner in the conversation.

Additional rules for maintaining recording admissibility

  • Make sure that the device used was still functioning properly
  • The recording must be correct and reliable when no manipulation or editing has been performed
  • The recording speakers must be identified
  • The things that were said in the recording were said voluntarily
  • The legal transcript (output) is fully compatible with the original recording (input)

The court shows the transcription, not the recording

It is important to note that the court does not show the recording, but the legal transcript. The transcript of the recording to the court is presented alongside the recording itself. In addition, legal transcripts must be attached to the legal transcript indicating the authenticity of the recording source and the degree of professionalism of the transcription. In other words - there is no comma for error.

Contact a professional transcription company

A professional transcription company specializing in legal transcription is not a matter of fact, as any small mistake can impair the admissibility and even eliminate it altogether. Great thought must be given to the work of a professional transcription company. In general, the sweeping recommendation for court transcription is to approach a well-known and trusted company with prior experience and recommendations, one that is well versed in law and legal matters.

 A professional transcriber can meet your transcription needs, proofread to ensure accuracy. Take the first step now and contact our transcription company to discuss your upcoming deposition transcription and court transcription.