Screen captures are commonly accepted in minor civil hearings, especially when time is a factor. Police departments can forensically image a phone and provide an evidentiary copy of the text messages in criminal cases.
Originally Posted by jedblanks
I doubt screen prints or screen captures will hold up in court. Have to get the phone company involved to get the records.
Phone companies can provide dates and times of text messages between numbers, but they do not keep records of the contents of the messages. There will not be any traceable record of an iMessage if it was used.