Rule 1101. Applicability of Rules

(a)      Proceedings Generally. These rules apply to all actions and proceedings in the courts of this state except as otherwise provided in Subdivisions (c) and (d). They apply generally to civil actions and proceedings, criminal cases and contempt proceedings except those in which the court may act summarily.

(b)      Rule of Privilege. The rule with respect to privileges applies at all stages of all actions, cases and proceedings.

(c)      Rules Inapplicable. The rules (other than with respect to privileges) do not apply in the following situations:

(1)   Preliminary Questions of Fact. The determination of questions of fact preliminary to admissibility of evidence when the issue is to be determined by the court under rule 104.

(2)   Grand Jury. Proceedings before grand juries.

(3)   Miscellaneous Proceedings. Proceedings for extradition or rendition; sentencing, or granting or revoking probation; issuance of warrants for arrest, criminal summonses, and search warrants; and proceedings with respect to release on bail or otherwise.

(d)      Reliable Hearsay in Criminal Preliminary Examinations. In a criminal preliminary examination, reliable hearsay shall be admissible as provided under Rule 1102.

2011 Advisory Committee Note.  The language of this rule has been amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.


This rule is the federal rule, verbatim, and is substantially the same as Rule 70(2), Utah Rules of Evidence (1971).