Category: -Rules of Evidence

Rules of Evidence – Effective November 1, 2022

URE0412. Admissibility of Victim’s Sexual Behavior or Predisposition. AMEND. Rule 412 is amended to clarify that the Rule is applicable to juvenile delinquency proceedings as well as criminal proceedings.

URE0504. Legal Professional – Client. AMEND. Rule 504 is amended to expand the lawyer-client privilege to cover not only confidential client communications with lawyers, but also other legal professionals including licensed paralegal practitioners.

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Rules of Evidence – Effective May 1, 2022

URE0512. Victim Communications (AMEND). Clarifies that URE 510 applies to this rule. Disclosures of the following confidential communications will now waive the privilege: 1) disclosures required under Title 62A, Chapter 4a, Child and Family Services or UCA § 62A-3-305, 2) evidence of a victim being in clear and immediate danger to the victim’s self or others, and 3) evidence that the victim has committed a crime, plans to commit a crime, or intends to conceal a crime.

URE1101. Applicability of Rules (AMEND). Clarifies that the Utah Rules of Evidence are inapplicable to proceedings for revoking probation, unless the court for good cause otherwise orders. Amends the committee note following State v. Weeks, 61 P.3d 1000.

 

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