SOUTH DAKOTA RULES OF EVIDENCE
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS.
Rulings on evidence.
Limiting evidence that is not admissible against other parties or for other purposes.
Remainder of or related writings or recorded statements.
ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL NOTICE.
Judicial notice of adjudicative facts.
ARTICLE III. PRESUMPTIONS.
Presumptions in civil cases.
Presumptions in criminal cases.
ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCE AND ITS LIMITS.
Test for relevant evidence.
Relevant evidence generally admissible--Irrelevant evidence inadmissible.
Excluding relevant evidence for prejudice, confusion, waste of time, or other reasons.
Character evidence--Crimes or other acts.
Methods of proving character.
Subsequent remedial measures.
Compromise offers and negotiations.
Offers to pay medical and similar expenses.
Pleas, plea discussions, and related statements.
Statements and actions by health care providers not admissible to prove negligence
in medical malpractice actions.
Sex-offense cases--Victim's sexual behavior or predisposition.
ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES.
Privileges recognized only as provided.
Physician and psychotherapist-patient privilege.
Vote at public election.
Confidential communications to public officer.
Elementary or secondary school counselor and student--Exceptions.
College or university counselor and student--Exceptions--Qualifications of counselor.
Identity of informer.
Waiver of privilege by voluntary disclosure.
Privilege not waived by involuntary disclosure.
Comment upon or inference from claim of privilege--Instruction.
Motorist's refusal to submit to chemical test of intoxication admissible--Privilege
against self-incrimination may not be claimed.
Sign language interpreter or relay service operator privilege.
Communications concerning execution of inmate.
ARTICLE VI. WITNESSES.
Competency to testify in general.
Need for personal knowledge--Exception for expert opinion.
Oath or affirmation to testify truthfully.
Form for oath of witness.
Form for affirmation of witness.
Form for oath of interpreter.
Judge's competency as a witness.
Juror's competency as a witness.
Who may impeach a witness.
A witness's character for truthfulness or untruthfulness.
Impeachment by evidence of a criminal conviction.
Religious beliefs or opinions.
Mode and order of examining witnesses and presenting evidence.
Address of witness--Release in open court restricted.
Writing used to refresh a witness's memory.
Witness's prior statement.
Court's calling or examining a witness.
ARTICLE VII. OPINIONS AND EXPERT TESTIMONY.
Opinion testimony by lay witnesses.
Testimony by expert.
Bases of opinion testimony by experts.
Opinion on an ultimate issue.
Disclosure of facts or data underlying expert opinion.
Court-appointed expert witnesses.
Experts called by parties.
ARTICLE VIII. HEARSAY.
Definitions that apply to this article--Exclusions from hearsay.
Rule against hearsay.
Exceptions to the rule against hearsay--Regardless of whether the declarant is
available as a witness.
Physician's written report in lieu of deposition or in-court testimony admissible.
Physician's written report--Affidavit--Notice--Objection.
Exceptions to rule against hearsay--When declarant unavailable as witness.
Hearsay within hearsay.
Attacking and supporting the declarant.
Statement by child under age thirteen or child with developmental disability
regarding sex crime, physical abuse, or neglect.
Statements alleging child abuse or neglect.
ARTICLE IX. AUTHENTICATION AND IDENTIFICATION.
Authenticating or identifying evidence.
Evidence that is self-authenticating.
ARTICLE X. CONTENTS OF WRITINGS, RECORDINGS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS.
Definitions that apply to this article.
Requirement of the original.
Admissibility of duplicates.
Admissibility of other evidence of content.
Copies of public records to prove content.
Summaries to prove content.
Testimony or statement of a party to prove content.
Functions of the court and jury.
TDD and TTY communications inadmissible as evidence.
ARTICLE XI. MISCELLANEOUS RULES.
Applicability of chapter.