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General discretion to exclude evidence

The court may refuse to admit evidence if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger that the evidence might—

        (a)     be unfairly prejudicial to a party; or

        (b)     be misleading or confusing; or

S. 135(c) amended by No. 63/2014 s. 9(1)(a).

        (c)     cause or result in undue waste of time; or

S. 135(d) inserted by No. 63/2014 s. 9(1)(b).

        (d)     unnecessarily demean the deceased in a criminal proceeding for a homicide offence.

Note to s. 135 inserted by No. 63/2014 s. 9(2).


This section does not limit evidence of family violence
that may be adduced under Part IC of the Crimes Act 1958 .

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