Thursday, September 24, 2015

Evidence: Rule 128 General Provisions

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[1] Define “evidence.”Evidence is the means, sanctioned by these rules, of ascertaining in a judicial proceeding the truth respecting a matter of fact. (Sec.1)
[2] When is evidence admissible?Evidence is admissible when it is relevant to the issue and is not excluded by the law or these rules. (Sec.3)
[3] When is evidence relevant?Evidence must have such a relation to the fact in issue as to induce belief in its existence or non-existence. (Sec.4)
[4] Evidence on collateral matters is not allowed. Exception?When it tends in any reasonable degree to establish the probability or improbability of the fact in issue. (Sec. 4)

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