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South Carolina
Judicial Branch
Evidence Court Rules
Article I. General Provisions
101 Scope
102 Purpose and Construction
103 Rulings on Evidence
104 Preliminary Questions
105 Limited Admissibility
106 Remainder of or Related Writings or Statements
Article II. Judicial Notice
201 Judicial Notice of Adjudicative Facts
Article III. Presumptions in Civil Actions and Proceedings
301 Presumptions in General in Civil Actions and Proceedings
Article IV. Relevancy and Its Limits
401 Definition of Relevant Evidence
402 Relevant Evidence Generally Admissible; Irrelevant Evidence Inadmissible
403 Exclusion of Relevant Evidence on Grounds of Prejudice, Confusion, or Waste of Time
404 Character Evidence Not Admissible to Prove Conduct; Exception; Other Crimes
405 Methods of Proving Character
406 Habit; Routine Practice
407 Subsequent Remedial Measures
408 Compromise and Offers to Compromise
409 Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
410 Inadmissibility of Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements
411 Liability Insurance
412 Admissibility of Evidence Concerning Victim''s Sexual Conduct in Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
Article V. Privileges
501 General Rule
Article VI. Witnesses
601 Competency
602 Lack of Personal Knowledge
603 Oath or Affirmation
604 Interpreters
605 Competency of Judge as Witness
606 Competency of Juror as Witness
607 Who May Impeach
608 Evidence of Character, Conduct and Bias of Witness
609 Impeachment by Evidence of Conviction of Crime
610 Religious Beliefs or Opinions
611 Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
612 Writing Used to Refresh Memory
613 Prior Statements of Witnesses
614 Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses by Court
615 Exclusion of Witnesses
Article VII. Opinions and Expert Testimony
701 Opinion Testimony by Lay Witnesses
702 Testimony by Experts
703 Bases of Opinion Testimony by Experts
704 Opinion on Ultimate Issue
705 Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
Article VIII. Hearsay
801 Definitions
802 Hearsay Rule
803 Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
804 Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
805 Hearsay Within Hearsay
806 Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant
Article IX. Authentication and Identification
901 Requirement of Authentication or Identification
902 Self-Authentication
903 Subscribing Witness'' Testimony Unnecessary
Article X. Contents of Writings, Recordings, and Photographs
1001 Definitions
1002 Requirement of Original
1003 Admissibility of Duplicates
1004 Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
1005 Public Records
1006 Summaries
1007 Testimony or Written Admission of Party
1008 Functions of Court and Jury
Article XI. Miscellaneous Rules
1101 Applicability of Rules
1102 Amendments
1103 Title and Effective Date