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Florida Evidence Code

Florida Evidence Code

Florida Evidence CodeThe Florida Evidence Code is found in Title VII, Chapter 90 of the Florida Statutes. Click here for the full statute. The Smith & Eulo Law Firm plans to elaborate on each part of the Florida Evidence Code in the upcoming months, with more of a simplistic approach to understanding the Florida Evidence Code. If you look at the Florida Evidence Code you’ll see that the language is a bit difficult to understand, the concepts are loosely connected, and there is no context. For your convenience the Florida Evidence Code Subsections are posted below with hyperlinks taking you to the relevant part of the Statute. The Florida Evidence Code is laid out as follows.

90.101

Short title.
90.102

Construction.
90.103

Scope; applicability.
90.104

Rulings on evidence.
90.105

Preliminary questions.
90.106

Summing up and comment by judge.
90.107

Limited admissibility.
90.108

Introduction of related writings or recorded statements.
90.201

Matters which must be judicially noticed.
90.202

Matters which may be judicially noticed.
90.203

Compulsory judicial notice upon request.
90.204

Determination of propriety of judicial notice and nature of matter noticed.
90.205

Denial of a request for judicial notice.
90.206

Instructing jury on judicial notice.
90.207

Judicial notice by trial court in subsequent proceedings.
90.301

Presumption defined; inferences.
90.302

Classification of rebuttable presumptions.
90.303

Presumption affecting the burden of producing evidence defined.
90.304

Presumption affecting the burden of proof defined.
90.401

Definition of relevant evidence.
90.402

Admissibility of relevant evidence.
90.4025

Admissibility of paternity determination in certain criminal prosecutions.
90.4026

Statements expressing sympathy; admissibility; definitions.
90.403

Exclusion on grounds of prejudice or confusion.
90.404

Character evidence; when admissible.
90.405

Methods of proving character.
90.406

Routine practice.
90.407

Subsequent remedial measures.
90.408

Compromise and offers to compromise.
90.409

Payment of medical and similar expenses.
90.410

Offer to plead guilty; nolo contendere; withdrawn pleas of guilty.
90.501

Privileges recognized only as provided.
90.5015

Journalist’s privilege.
90.502

Lawyer-client privilege.
90.5021

Fiduciary lawyer-client privilege.
90.503

Psychotherapist-patient privilege.
90.5035

Sexual assault counselor-victim privilege.
90.5036

Domestic violence advocate-victim privilege.
90.504

Husband-wife privilege.
90.505

Privilege with respect to communications to clergy.
90.5055

Accountant-client privilege.
90.506

Privilege with respect to trade secrets.
90.507

Waiver of privilege by voluntary disclosure.
90.508

Privileged matter disclosed under compulsion or without opportunity to claim privilege.
90.509

Application of privileged communication.
90.510

Privileged communication necessary to adverse party.
90.601

General rule of competency.
90.603

Disqualification of witness.
90.604

Lack of personal knowledge.
90.605

Oath or affirmation of witness.
90.606

Interpreters and translators.
90.6063

Interpreter services for deaf persons.
90.607

Competency of certain persons as witnesses.
90.608

Who may impeach.
90.609

Character of witness as impeachment.
90.610

Conviction of certain crimes as impeachment.
90.611

Religious beliefs or opinions.
90.612

Mode and order of interrogation and presentation.
90.613

Refreshing the memory of a witness.
90.614

Prior statements of witnesses.
90.615

Calling witnesses by the court.
90.616

Exclusion of witnesses.
90.701

Opinion testimony of lay witnesses.
90.702

Testimony by experts.
90.703

Opinion on ultimate issue.
90.704

Basis of opinion testimony by experts.
90.705

Disclosure of facts or data underlying expert opinion.
90.706

Authoritativeness of literature for use in cross-examination.
90.801

Hearsay; definitions; exceptions.
90.802

Hearsay rule.
90.803

Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial.
90.804

Hearsay exceptions; declarant unavailable.
90.805

Hearsay within hearsay.
90.806

Attacking and supporting credibility of declarant.
90.901

Requirement of authentication or identification.
90.902

Self-authentication.
90.903

Testimony of subscribing witness unnecessary.
90.91

Photographs of property wrongfully taken; use in prosecution, procedure; return of property to owner.
90.951

Definitions.
90.952

Requirement of originals.
90.953

Admissibility of duplicates.
90.954

Admissibility of other evidence of contents.
90.955

Public records.
90.956

Summaries.
90.957

Testimony or written admissions of a party.
90.958

Functions of court and jury.

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