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RULES OF EVIDENCE

ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS

Rule 410. Pleas, Plea Discussions, and Related Statements

 

(a) Prohibited Uses. In a civil or criminal case, evidence of the following is not admissible against the defendant who made the plea or participated in the plea discussions:

(1) a guilty plea that was later withdrawn;

        (2) a nolo contendere plea;

        (3) a statement made during a proceeding on either of those pleas in any state court proceeding or under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 11; or

        (4) a statement made during plea discussions with the representative of the State if the discussions did not result in a guilty plea or they resulted in a later-withdrawn guilty plea.

(b) Exceptions. The court may admit a statement described in Rule 410(a)(3) or (4):

(1) in any proceeding in which another statement made during the same plea or plea discussions has been introduced, if in fairness the statements ought to be considered together; or

(2) in a criminal proceeding for perjury or false statement, if the defendant made the statement under oath, on the record, and with counsel present.

 

2016 NHRE Update Committee Note

The 2016 amendment made stylistic changes to the rule.

 

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