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Rule 611. Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting Evidence

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
Article VI. Witnesses (Refs & Annos)
Arizona Rules of Evidence, Rule 611
Rule 611. Mode and Order of Examining Witnesses and Presenting Evidence
(a) Control by the Court; Purposes. The court should exercise reasonable control over the mode and order of examining witnesses and presenting evidence so as to:
(1) make those procedures effective for determining the truth;
(2) avoid wasting time; and
(3) protect witnesses from harassment or undue embarrassment.
(b) Scope of cross-examination. A witness may be cross-examined on any relevant matter.
(c) Leading Questions. Leading questions should not be used on direct examination except as necessary to develop the witness's testimony. Ordinarily, the court should allow leading questions:
(1) on cross-examination; and
(2) when a party calls a hostile witness, an adverse party, or a witness identified with an adverse party.

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Amended Oct. 19, 1988, effective Nov. 1, 1988; Oct. 24, 1995, effective Dec. 1, 1995; Sept. 8, 2011, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
17A Pt. 1 A. R. S. Rules of Evid., Rule 611, AZ ST REV Rule 611
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through 9/1/22. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 9/1/22.
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