Rule103. Rulings on Evidence
(a) Preservinga Claim of Error. Aparty may claim error in a ruling to admit or exclude evidence only if theerror affects a substantial right of the party and:
(A) timelyobjects or moves to strike; and
(2) if the ruling excludes evidence, a party informs thecourt of its substance by an offer of proof, unless the substance was apparentfrom the context.
(b) NotNeeding to Renew an Objection or Offer of Proof.
(c) Court’sStatement About the Ruling; Directing an Offer of Proof.
(d) Preventingthe Jury from Hearing Inadmissible Evidence. To the extent practicable, the court must conduct a jurytrial so that inadmissible evidence is not suggested to the jury by any means.
(e) TakingNotice of Plain Error.A court may take notice of a plain error affecting a substantial right, even ifthe claim of error was not properly preserved.
2011 Advisory CommitteeNote. – The languageof this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules tomake them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughoutthe rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intentto change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is thefederal rule, verbatim.
Thisrule is the federal rule, verbatim. The 2001 amendment adopts changes made inFederal Rule of Evidence 103(a) effective December 1, 2000.