Sec. 4. A statement or videotape may not be admitted in evidence under this chapter unless the attorney for the department informs the parties of:

(1) an intention to introduce the statement or videotape in evidence; and

Terms Used In Indiana Code 31-35-4-4

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
(2) the content of the statement or videotape;

at least seven (7) days before the proceedings to give the parties a fair opportunity to prepare a response to the statement or videotape before the proceeding.

[Pre-1997 Recodification Citation: 31-6-15-5 part.]

As added by P.L.1-1997, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.145-2006, SEC.331; P.L.146-2008, SEC.620.