Evidence must show undue, unfair prejudice
All relevant evidence is presumed admissible in a criminal trial. However, otherwise relevant evidence may be deemed inadmissible where “its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice.”So says Illinois Supreme Court Rule 403 (eff. Jan. 1, 2011).Practitioners too often understand Rule 403 to permit the trial court to exclude otherwise relevant evidence when that evidence is …
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