Relevant Evidence Definition North Carolina

Under North Carolina Rules of Evidence, Rule 401, "relevant evidence" is defined as "evidence having any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable than it would be without the evidence." N.C. R. Evid. 401 (1999). Relevant evidence is generally admissible. N.C. R. Evid. 402 (1999). But, "although relevant, evidence may be excluded if its probative value is substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice . . . ." N.C. R. Evid. 403 (1999).