Originally Posted by runcool
SMS Backup & Restore by Ritesh Sahu
However, professionally speaking... a text message IS NOT EVIDENCE! Any of you idiots that think it is, then you're F**king stuipd! Anyone can pick up a phone and send a message. You can not prove that the person really sent the messages. Hell, the other issue with it is that if you printed out. you'll likely forget to put ALL the text messages in. I find people like you stupid and people like you should be beat up many times until you're either in a hospital or worse.
THEREFORE LEGALLY A TEXT MESSAGE CAN NOT BE USED IN COURT. If the judge is smart, he will tell you the same.
You are wrong. Period.
Text messages, emails and ANY form of communications CAN and HAVE BEEN admissible for years. Prosecutors usually subpoena the cellphone service provider as well when necessary. Depending on your local and state laws, the government may even be able to subpoena a person's cellphone records without informing the owner of the account.
PART of what you said is correct, you can't prove the actual person was the source of the communications but that isn't your problem. The judge / prosecuting office will consider all forms of admissible evidence. The prosecuting office will look for patterns for harassment cases and documenting texts and related communications will be required almost immediately.
In your case, Backup SMS works great for many in similar situations. Backup to your gmail account and document/print from there. Good luck!