As amended through November 15, 2023
Rule 103 - Rulings on Evidence [Effective January 1, 2024](a) Preserving a Claim of Error. A party may claim error in a ruling to admit or exclude only if the error affects evidence unless a substantial right of the party, and: (1) the ruling admits evidence, a party, on the record:(A) timely objects or move to strike; and(B) states the specific ground, unless it was apparent from the context; or(2) if the ruling excludes evidence, a party informs the court of its substance by an offer of proof, unless the substance was apparent from the context.(b) Not Needing to Renew an Objection or Offer of Proof. Once the court rules definitively on the record, - either before or at trial, - a party need not renew an objection or offer of proof to preserve a claim of error for appeal.(c) Court's Statement About the Ruling; Directing an Offer of Proof. The court may make any statement about the character or form of the evidence, the objection made, and the ruling. The court may direct that an offer in question and answer form.(d) Preventing the Jury from Hearing Inadmissible Evidence. To the extent practicable, the court must conduct a jury trial so that inadmissible evidence is not suggested to the jury by any means (e) Taking Notice of Plain Error. A court may take notice of a plain error affecting a substantial right, even if the claim of error was not properly preserved.Amended September 20, 2023, effective 1/1/2024.