Texas Evidentiary Foundations
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Updated with the latest foundations for electronic evidence and other new developments, Texas Evidentiary Foundations, Sixth Edition is the ideal one-volume guide for overcoming common, and not-so-common, evidentiary problems in the courtroom. This accessible and popular manual shows you how to frame predicate questions to gain admission or exclusion of specific types of evidence and includes a list of the foundational elements and examples of specific lines of questioning for establishing these elements. Each foundation is accompanied by a clear explanation of the supporting principles of Texas evidence law. Packed with proven trial techniques, Texas Evidentiary Foundations will help you prepare for the evidentiary challenges you may face at trial or other hearings.
The 5th edition ISBN is 9781632836144.
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Table of contents
Ch. 1 Introduction: The Mechanics of Introducing Evidence
Ch. 2 Preserving Claims of Error: Objections, Offers of Proof, and Motions
Ch. 3 The Competency of Witnesses
Ch. 4 Authentication, Identification, and Verification of Evidence
Ch. 5 Credibility Evidence
Ch. 6 Character, Habit, and Other Acts Evidence
Ch. 7 Privileges and Similar Rules of Exclusion
Ch. 8 The Original Writing “Best Evidence Rule”
Ch. 9 Opinion Evidence
Ch. 10 The Hearsay Rule and Its Exemptions
Ch. 11 Exceptions to the Hearsay Rule
Ch. 12 Substitutes for Evidence
Ch. 13 Constitutional Privileges—The Exclusionary Rules
App. A Texas Rules of Evidence