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Rule 403. Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, Waste of Time, or Other Reasons

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 IV. Relevancy and Its Limits (Refs & Annos)
Arizona Rules of Evidence, Rule 403
Rule 403. Excluding Relevant Evidence for Prejudice, Confusion, Waste of Time, or Other Reasons
The court may exclude relevant evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by a danger of one or more of the following: unfair prejudice, confusing the issues, misleading the jury, undue delay, wasting time, or needlessly presenting cumulative evidence.

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Amended Sept. 8, 2011, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Editors' Notes

COMMENT TO 2012 AMENDMENT
The language of Rule 403 has been amended to conform to the federal restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
HISTORICAL NOTE
Source:
Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 403.
17A Pt. 1 A. R. S. Rules of Evid., Rule 403, AZ ST REV Rule 403
The Arizona Court Rules are current with amendments received through 8/1/18. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 4/15/18.
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