Iowa.R.Evid. 5.701

As amended through february 11, 2020
Rule 5.701 - Opinion testimony by lay witnesses

If a witness is not testifying as an expert, testimony in the form of an opinion is limited to one that is:

a. Rationally based on the witness's perception;
b. Helpful to clearly understanding the witness's testimony or to determining a fact in issue; and
c. Not based on scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge within the scope of rule 5.702.

Iowa.R.Evid. 5.701

Report 1983; November 9, 2001, effective February 15, 2002; amended September 28, 2016, effective January 1, 2017.