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Friday, October 24, 2014

Evidence Rule 613

Rule 613.Prior Statements of Witnesses

(a)Examining witness concerning prior statement.--In examining a witness concerning a prior statement made by the witness, whether written or not, the statement need not be shown or its contents disclosed to the witness at that time. Upon request the statement shall be shown or disclosed to opposing counsel.

(b)Extrinsic evidence of prior inconsistent statement of witness.--Extrinsic evidence of a prior inconsistent statement made by a witness may in the judges discretion be excluded unless the witness is afforded an opportunity to explain or deny the statement and the opposing party is afforded an opportunity to interrogate on the statement, or the interests of justice otherwise require. This rule doe not apply to admissions of a party opponent as defined in Rule 803(b).

HISTORY:Adopted September 15, 1992 to be effective July 1, 1993.

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