If in doubt, why not make PDFs?
PDF software generally has a signature feature. I use foxit, which is free and easy to use, and it has a handy signing tool. You just upload a scanned signature image in.
When I needed to send official communications to a hearing officer, with copy to the other side, I emailed for simple things like scheduling discussions. ...
You may consider attaching a digital signature as the last line of each document.
Make the last line read "sha3-256: 0feba.....", where that line is the signature of everything in that file before the signature line. This would make them very difficult to tamper with. Especially if you also keep a catalog of the signatures and sizes for all the files you ...
Whether they are admissible as evidence is up to the trier of law
The “trier of law” (judge) decides what evidence is admissible according to the rules of evidence.
Documents of most kinds are not admissible on their own (exceptions include “business” documents like invoices and receipts). To be admissible, someone (presumably you) has to testify as to ...
will these documents hold in the court of law?
They could be. It is up to a party to dispute the adversary's evidence regardless of how easy it is to alter that evidence. Absent an objection, the '.docx' file would be considered admitted.
what prevents someone from altering the contents of the document?
Nothing. But in the event of forgery, the victim ...
Evidence is evidence.
The word document can be evidence of something.
Yes it is true that the document can be forged, modified etc.
But this only affects how much weight is attached to the evidence (i.e how convincing it is)
Conspiracy to spoliate evidence is a crime. When you see crime photos of specific injuries to parties, such as scalp lacerations, you know the wounds were most likely caused by a blunt force instrument. When the injured claims an assailant banged his head against the sidewalk and that caused the wounds, you know that isn't true because banging someone's ...
As stated in the previous replies, the police will investigate your claim of committing a crime starting with whatever information you provide to them. After their investigation is over usually there would be a preliminary hearing held in order to allow the grand jury to determine whether there is in fact probable cause (not guilt) for criminal charges. If ...
First, as Mark Johnson said.
Second, the job of police and prosecutors is not to put people into jail, their job is to put guilty people into jail.
If you go to the police and tell them that you beat up a person, then before they investigate, they know that either you are guilty of assault, or you mistakenly believe that you are guilty of assault, or you ...
In general, the police must investigate and based on the result a State Attorney will deside if charges are justified. This will then be submitted to a judge who makes a final decision.
The exact process is determined by the relevant jurisdiction.
I think you can answer "yes" to your question, but pointing out specific examples will take a bit of effort. Anyway, here's about 3300 filings from about 2000 cases in federal court that mention the Internet Archive.