Kansas Rules of Evidence


Rules of Evidence are a set of evidence rules that authorize how to collect, present and apply evidence for each case.  Kansas Rules of Evidence govern proceedings in the courts of Kansas.  The rules of evidence of Kansas apply in every proceeding, both criminal and civil, conducted by or under the supervision of a court, in which evidence is produced

Table of Contents of Kansas Rules Of Evidence 10|86

A.GENERAL PROVISIONS 8

60-401. Definitions.

60-402. Scope of rules.

60-403. Exclusionary rules not to apply to undisputed matter.

60-404. Effect of erroneous admission of evidence.

60-405. Effect of erroneous exclusion of evidence.

60-406. Limited admissibility.

60-407. General abolition of disqualifications and privileges of witnesses, and of exclusionary rules.

60-408. Preliminary inquiry by judge.

B.JUDICIAL NOTICE 4

60-409. Facts which must or may be judicially noticed.

60-410. Determination as to propriety of judicial notice and tenor of matter noticed.

60-411. Instructing the trier of fact as to matter judicially noticed.

60-412. Judicial notice in proceedings subsequent to trial.

C.PRESUMPTIONS 4

60-413. Definition.

60-414. Effect of presumptions.

60-415. Inconsistent presumptions.

60-416. Burden of proof not relaxed as to some presumptions.

D.WITNESSES 6

60-417. Disqualification of witness; interpreters.

60-418. Oath.

60-419. Prerequisites of knowledge and experience.

60-420. Evidence generally affecting credibility.

60-421. Limitations on evidence of conviction of crime as affecting credibility.

60-422. Further limitations on admissibility of evidence affecting credibility.

E.PRIVILEGES 18

60-423. Privilege of accused.

60-424. Definition of incrimination.

60-425. Self-incrimination.

60-426. Lawyer-client privilege.

60-427. Physician-patient privilege.

60-428. Marital privilege, confidential communications.

60-429. Penitential communication privilege.

60-430. Religious belief.

60-431. Political vote.

60-432. Trade secret.

60-433. Secret of state.

60-434. Official information.

60-435. Communication to grand jury.

60-436. Identity of informer.

60-437. Waiver of privilege by contract or previous disclosure.

60-438. Admissibility of disclosure wrongfully compelled.

60-439. Reference to exercise of privilege; presumption and adverse inference not permitted.

60-440. Effect of error in overruling claim of privilege.

F. EXTRINSIC POLICIES AFFECTING ADMISSIBILITY 17

60-441. Evidence to test a verdict or indictment.

60-442. Testimony by the judge.

60-443. Testimony by a juror.

60-444. Testimony of jurors not limited except by this article.

60-445. Discretion of judge to exclude admissible evidence.

60-446. Character — manner of proof.

60-447. Character trait as proof of conduct.

60-447a [Transferred]

60-448. Character trait for care or skill.

60-449. Habit or custom to prove specific behavior.

60-450. Opinion and specific instances of behavior to prove habit or custom.

60-451. Subsequent remedial conduct.

60-452. Offer to compromise and the like, not evidence of liability.

60-452a. Dispute resolution; confidentiality.

60-453. Offer to discount claim, not evidence of invalidity.

60-454. Liability insurance.

60-455. Other crimes or civil wrongs.

G.EXPERT AND OTHER OPINION TESTIMONY 3

60-456. Testimony in form of opinion.

60-457. Preliminary examination.

60-458. Hypothesis for expert opinion not necessary.

H.HEARSAY EVIDENCE 6

60-459. Definitions.

60-460. Hearsay evidence excluded; exceptions.

60-460a. [Repealed]

60-461. Discretion of judge under exception to exclude evidence.

60-462. Credibility of declarant.

60-463. Multiple hearsay.

I.AUTHENTICATION AND CONTENT OF WRITINGS 8

60-464. Authentication required; ancient documents.

60-465. Authentication of copies of records.

60-465a. Reproductions of original court records deemed same as original record; certified copy as evidence.

60-466. Certificate of lack of record.

60-467. Original document required as evidence; exceptions.

60-468. Proof of attested writings.

60-469. Proving content of business and public records.

60-470. Title.

J.MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS 2

60-471. [Repealed]

60-472. Photographs of property wrongfully taken.