Federal Rules of Evidence
- A set of guidelines controlling the presentation and use of evidence in federal court cases, including both civil and criminal ones. These rules dictate the requirements for versatile aspects like the relevance and admissibility of evidence, witness competence, legal privileges, and the presentation of confessions, admissions, expert opinion, tangible proof, and authenticity verification. Caselaw and certain state laws contribute to the formation of these rules, aiming at defining what can be considered suitable proof and what can be accepted. These federal rules also influence the development of respective state rules of evidence
- To prepare for the trial, the lawyers needed to familiarize themselves with the Federal Rules of Evidence to ensure they present their evidence correctly.
- The statement was deemed inadmissible by the judge under the Federal Rules of Evidence as it didn't meet the criteria of relevance.
- The attorney used the Federal Rules of Evidence to provide expert testimony which strengthened their case.