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Written by A.J. Stephani and Glen Weissenberger, two widely respected evidence scholars, Florida Evidence Courtroom Manual provides quick, authoritative information for evidentiary questions arising in the course of trials and hearings.

Features include:
 •   Complete coverage of the Florida Evidence Code
 •   Summaries of recent significant Florida cases interpreting each section
 •   Illustrations demonstrating the proper handling of evidentiary issues
 •   In-depth analysis of current issues, trends, and new developments in the law of evidence
 •   Complete tables of leading cases;
 •   Updated annually

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FLORIDA EVIDENCE CODE

I: GENERAL PROVISIONS
Chapter
101 § 90.101. Short Title
102 § 90.102. Construction
103 § 90.103. Scope; Applicability
104 § 90.104. Rulings on Evidence
105 § 90.105. Preliminary Questions
106 § 90.106. Summing Up and Comment by Judge
107 § 90.107. Limited Admissibility
108 § 90.108. Introduction of Related Writings or Recorded Statements

II: JUDICIAL NOTICE
201 § 90.201. Matters Which Must Be Judicially Noticed
202 § 90.202. Matters Which May Be Judicially Noticed
203 § 90.203. Compulsory Judicial Notice Upon Request
204 § 90.204. Determination of Propriety of Judicial Notice and Nature of Matter Noticed
205 § 90.205. Denial of a Request for Judicial Notice
206 § 90.206. Instructing Jury on Judicial Notice
207 § 90.207. Judicial Notice by Trial Court in Subsequent Proceedings

III: PRESUMPTIONS
301 § 90.301. Presumption Defined; Inferences
302 § 90.302. Classification of Rebuttable Presumptions
303 § 90.303. Presumption Affecting the Burden of Producing Evidence Defined
304 § 90.304. Presumption Affecting the Burden of Proof Defined

IV: RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
401 § 90.401. Definition of Relevant Evidence
402 § 90.402. Admissibility of Relevant Evidence
4025 § 90.4025. Admissibility of Paternity Determination in Certain Criminal Prosecutions
4026 § 90.4026. Statements Expressing Sympathy; Admissibility; Definitions
403 § 90.403. Exclusion on Grounds of Prejudice or Confusion
404 § 90.404. Character Evidence; When Admissible
405 § 90.405. Methods of Proving Character
406 § 90.406. Routine Practice
407 § 90.407. Subsequent Remedial Measures
408 § 90.408. Compromise and Offers to Compromise
409 § 90.409. Payment of Medical and Similar Expenses
410 § 90.410. Offer to Plead Guilty; Nolo Contendere; Withdrawn Pleas of Guilty

V: PRIVILEGES
501 § 90.501. Privileges Recognized Only as Provided
5015 § 90.5015. Journalist s Privilege
502 § 90.502. Lawyer-Client Privilege
503 § 90.503. Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
5035 § 90.5035. Sexual Assault Counselor-Victim Privilege
5036 § 90.5036. Domestic Violence Advocate-Victim Privilege
504 § 90.504. Husband-Wife Privilege
505 § 90.505. Privilege with Respect to Communications to Clergy
5055 § 90.5055. Accountant-Client Privilege
506 § 90.506. Privilege with Respect to Trade Secrets
507 § 90.507. Waiver of Privilege by Voluntary Disclosure
508 § 90.508. Privileged Matter Disclosed Under Compulsion or Without Opportunity to Claim Privilege
509 § 90.509. Application of Privileged Communication
510 § 90.510. Privileged Communication Necessary to Adverse Party

VI: WITNESSES
601 § 90.601. General Rule of Competency
602 § 90.602. Testimony of Interested Persons
603 § 90.603. Disqualification of Witness
604 § 90.604. Lack of Personal Knowledge
605 § 90.605. Oath or Affirmation of Witness
606 § 90.606. Interpreters and Translators
6063 § 90.6063. Interpreter Services for Deaf Persons
607 § 90.607. Competency of Certain Persons as Witnesses
608 § 90.608. Who May Impeach
609 § 90.609. Character of Witness as Impeachment
610 § 90.610. Conviction of Certain Crimes as Impeachment
611 § 90.611. Religious Beliefs or Opinions
612 § 90.612. Mode and Order of Interrogation and Presentation
613 § 90.613. Refreshing the Memory of a Witness
614 § 90.614. Prior Statements of Witnesses
615 § 90.615. Calling Witnesses by the Court
616 § 90.616. Exclusion of Witnesses

VII: OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
701 § 90.701. Opinion Testimony of Lay Witnesses
702 § 90.702. Testimony By Experts
703 § 90.703. Opinion on Ultimate Issue
704 § 90.704. Basis of Opinion Testimony By Experts
705 § 90.705. Disclosure of Facts or Data Underlying Expert Opinion
706 § 90.706. Authoritativeness of Literature for Use in Cross-Examination

VIII: HEARSAY
801 § 90.801. Hearsay; Definitions; Exceptions
802 § 90.802. Hearsay Rule
803 § 90.803. Hearsay Exceptions; Availability of Declarant Immaterial
804 § 90.804. Hearsay Exceptions; Declarant Unavailable
805 § 90.805. Hearsay Within Hearsay
806 § 90.806. Attacking and Supporting Credibility of Declarant

IX: AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION
901 § 90.901. Requirement of Authentication or Identification
902 § 90.902. Self-Authentication
903 § 90.903. Testimony of Subscribing Witness Unnecessary
91 § 90.91. Photographs of Property Wrongfully Taken; Use in Prosecution, Procedure; Return of Property to Owner

X: WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS
951 § 90.951. Definitions
952 § 90.952. Requirement of Originals
953 § 90.953. Admissibility of Duplicates
954 § 90.954. Admissibility of Other Evidence of Contents
955 § 90.955. Public Records
956 § 90.956. Summaries
957 § 90.957. Testimony or Written Admissions of a Party
958 § 90.958. Functions of Court and Jury
959 § 90.959. Admission of Evidence Obtained from the Division of Driver Licenses and the Division of Motor Vehicles

APPENDIX A: Chapter 92, Florida Statutes

APPENDIX B: Sponsors? Notes To Florida Evidence Code

TABLE OF CASES

INDEX