Essay on Understanding Relevance Legal Standard

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In the grand scheme of trial, evidence is needed to convince jurors to give a verdict of guilt or not guilt. Evidence can take several forms such as physical evidence, substantial evidence. Regardless of what type evidence is presented must be relevant to the case to be admissible. “Relevance refers to any material fact or evidence having a tendency to make the existence of a matter at issue more probable than it would be without said fact (probative value)”(Britz, 2008, p. 344).
In this paper, an examination of the legal standard of relevance evidence will be discussed. Furthermore, the rules of inclusion and exclusion of evidence based on the wording of the rules will be scrutinized. In the final section, examples of
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According to Rule 401(Test for Relevance Evidence) of the Federal Rules of Evidence, the test relevance depends on depends on two factors. The first question ask do the Evidence have any tendency to make a fact more or less probable in the absent of the evidence and, do the fact of consequence in determining the action relate to the case(Federal Rules of Evidence). The court could possibly exclude relevant evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by a danger of one or more of the following: unfair prejudice, confusing the issues, misleading the jury, undue delay, wasting time, or needlessly presenting cumulative evidence. When relevant evidence is questioned for some type unwarranted chauvinism it is covered under the F.R.E. Rule 403(Federal Rules of Evidence).

The Rule 403 of the F.R.E., states that relevant evidence may be excluded if its probative value is outweighed by unfair prejudice. This is to say, when something has been present to the jury that would produce unfair prejudice and could develop an adverse opinion prior to having sufficient knowledge of relevant facts. (Britz, 2008, pp. 273 - 274). In the case of Spencer v. Texas, the Petitioners, was convicted of a felonies in Texas.
The Rule 403 apply in this case because under past Texas’ recidivist or habitual criminal statutes jury was made aware of
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