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Texas Rules of Evidence - Table of Contents

TEXAS RULES OF EVIDENCE

Effective June 1, 2020

 

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ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Rule 101. Title, Scope, and Applicability of the Rules; Definitions

Rule 102. Purpose Rule 103. Rulings on Evidence

Rule 104. Preliminary Questions

Rule 105. Evidence That Is Not Admissible Against Other Parties or for Other Purposes

Rule 106. Remainder of or Related Writings or Recorded Statements

Rule 107. Rule of Optional Completeness

 

ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE

Rule 201. Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts

Rule 202. Judicial Notice of Other States’ Law

Rule 203. Determining Foreign Law

Rule 204. Judicial Notice of Texas Municipal and County Ordinances, Texas Register Contents, and Published Agency Rules

 

ARTICLE III. PRESUMPTIONS

Rule 301. [No Rules Adopted at This Time]

ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS

Rule 401. Test for Relevant Evidence

Rule 402. General Admissibility of Relevant Evidence

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

Rule 404. Character Evidence; Crimes or Other Acts

Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character

Rule 406. Habit; Routine Practice

Rule 407. Subsequent Remedial Measures; Notification of Defect

Rule 408. Compromise Offers and Negotiations

Rule 409. Offers to Pay Medical and Similar Expenses

Rule 410. Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements

Rule 411. Liability Insurance

Rule 412. Evidence of Previous Sexual Conduct in Criminal Cases

 

ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES

Rule 501. Privileges in General

Rule 502. Required Reports Privileged By Statute

Rule 503. Lawyer–Client Privilege

Rule 504. Spousal Privileges

Rule 505. Privilege For Communications to a Clergy Member

Rule 506. Political Vote Privilege

Rule 507. Trade Secrets Privilege

Rule 508. Informer’s Identity Privilege

Rule 509. Physician–Patient Privilege

Rule 510. Mental Health Information Privilege in Civil Cases

Rule 511. Waiver by Voluntary Disclosure

Rule 512. Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege

Rule 513. Comment On or Inference From a Privilege Claim; Instruction

 

ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES

Rule 601. Competency to Testify in General; “Dead Man’s Rule”

Rule 602. Need for Personal Knowledge

Rule 603. Oath or Affirmation to Testify Truthfully

Rule 604. Interpreter

Rule 605. Judge’s Competency as a Witness

Rule 606. Juror’s Competency as a Witness

Rule 607. Who May Impeach a Witness

Rule 608. A Witness’s Character for Truthfulness or Untruthfulness

Rule 609. Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction

Rule 610. Religious Beliefs or Opinions

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

Rule 612. Writing Used to Refresh a Witness’s Memory

Rule 613. Witness’s Prior Statement and Bias or Interest

Rule 614. Excluding Witnesses

Rule 615. Producing a Witness’s Statement in Criminal Cases

 

ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY

Rule 701. Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses

Rule 702. Testimony by Expert Witnesses

Rule 703. Bases of an Expert’s Opinion Testimony

Rule 704. Opinion on an Ultimate Issue

Rule 705. Disclosing the Underlying Facts or Data and Examining an Expert About Them

Rule 706. Audit in Civil Cases

 

ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY

Rule 801. Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay

Rule 802. The Rule Against Hearsay

Rule 803. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—Regardless of Whether the Declarant Is Available as a Witness

Rule 804. Exceptions to the Rule Against Hearsay—When the Declarant Is Unavailable as a Witness

Rule 805. Hearsay Within Hearsay

Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting the Declarant’s Credibility

 

ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION

Rule 901. Authenticating or Identifying Evidence

Rule 902. Evidence That Is Self-Authenticating

Rule 903. Subscribing Witness’s Testimony

 

ARTICLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Rule 1001. Definitions That Apply to This Article

Rule 1002. Requirement of the Original

Rule 1003. Admissibility of Duplicates

Rule 1004. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Content

Rule 1005. Copies of Public Records to Prove Content

Rule 1006. Summaries to Prove Content

Rule 1007. Testimony or Statement of a Party to Prove Content

Rule 1008. Functions of the Court and Jury

Rule 1009. Translating a Foreign Language Document

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