Family Court Rules of Evidence
Rule 610: Evidence of the beliefs or opinions of a witness on matters of religion is not admissible for the purpose of showing that by reason of their nature the witness credibility is impaired or enhanced. (Effective 3/1/1978; amended 5/1/1995; Effective 6/1/1995) MRE is identical to the Federal Rules of Evidence.
Rule 602: A witness may not testify to a matter unless evidence is introduced sufficient to support a finding that the witness has personal knowledge of the matter.
Rule 403: Although relevant, evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice, confusion of the issues, or misleading the jury, or by consideration of undue delay, waste of time, or needless presentation of cumulative evidence.
Rule 404: Character evidence not admissible to prove conduct
- Character evidence generally. Evidence of a person’s character or a trait of character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except:
1) Character of accused of a crime
2) Alleged victim of homicide
3) Alleged victim of SCC (sexual conduct crime)