Del. R. Evid. 1003

As amended through June 13, 2024
Rule 1003 - Admissibility of Duplicates

A duplicate is admissible to the same extent as the original unless a genuine question is raised about the original's authenticity or the circumstances make it unfair to admit the duplicate.

Del. R. Evid. 1003

Amended November 28, 2017, effective 1/1/2018.


This rule tracks F.R.E. 1003.

It is not intended that this rule will dispense with requirements for explaining the reasons a duplicate is being tendered in lieu of an original in any situation where the absence of the original might suggest that it is no longer effective or has been destroyed with an intent to revoke. The distinction between admission into evidence and admission to probate of wills is not abrogated by the rule. (This comment tracks comment to U.R.E. 1003.)

D.R.E. 1003 was amended in 2017 in response to the 2011 restyling of the Federal Rules of Evidence. The amendment is intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in ruling on evidence admissibility.