Evidence_Rules - FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE Rule 1. Fed. R....

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FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE Rule Title Definition/Purpose 1. Fed. R. Evid. 102 Purpose and Construction Rules shall be construed to secure fairness in administration, elimination of undue expense and delay, and to ascertain the truth. 2. Fed. R. Evid. 103 Offer of Proof – Generally There is no error unless a substantial right of the party is affected and a timely objection is made if evidence was erroneously admitted, or an offer of proof was made if evidence was erroneously excluded. 3. Fed. R. Evid. 103(a) Offer of Proof – Effect of Erroneous Ruling There is no error unless: 1. Substantial right of the party is affected. 2. Timely objection is made. 4. Fed. R. Evid. 103(b) Offer of Proof – Record of Offer and Ruling The court may add any other or further statement which shows the character of the evidence, the objection made, and the ruling thereon. 5. Fed. R. Evid. 103(c) Offer of Proof – Hearing of Jury In jury cases, proceedings shall be conducted so as to prevent inadmissible evidence from being suggested to the jury by any means. 6. Fed. R. Evid. 103(d) Offer of Proof – Plain Error If the specific ground for objection is patently obvious from the context of the question, the ground need not be stated explicitly to preserve the issue for appeal. 7. Fed. R. Evid. 106 Remainder of Writings or Recorded Statements When a writing or recorded statement or part of the writing or statement is produced by a party, an adverse party may require the introduction at that time of any other part or any other writing or recorded statement which ought in fairness to be considered contemporaneously with it. 8. Fed. R. Evid. 401 Definition of “Relevant Evidence” “Relevant evidence” means evidence having any tendency to make the existence of any fact 1
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that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence. 9. Fed. R. Evid. 402 Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible All relevant evidence is admissible unless specifically excluded. Evidence which is not relevant is not admissible. 10. Fed. R. Evid. 403 Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time Trial judge has discretion to exclude evidence when its probative value is substantially outweighed by: 1. Danger of unfair prejudice. 2. Confusion of the issues. 3. Misleading the jury. 4. Undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence. 11. Fed. R. Evid. 404(a) Character Evidence Not Admissible Evidence of a person’s character or a trait of character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except: 1. Rule 404(a)(1 ) – A criminal defendant’s good character. 2.
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Evidence_Rules - FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE Rule 1. Fed. R....

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