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Chapter 8: Evidence.

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Article 1 - Statutes. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-1 8-1. Printed statutes and certified copies evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-2 8-2. Martin's collection of private acts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-3 8-3. Laws of other states or foreign countries.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-4 8-4. Judicial notice of laws of United States, other states and foreign countries.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-5 8-5. Town ordinances certified.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Grants, Deeds and Wills. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-6 8-6. Copies certified by Secretary of State or State Archivist.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-7 8-7. Certified copies of grants and abstracts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-8 8-8. Certified copies of grants and abstracts recorded.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-9 8-9. Copies of grants certified by clerk of Secretary of State validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-10 8-10. Copies of grants in Burke.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-11 8-11. Copies of grants in Moore.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-12 8-12. Copies of grants in Onslow.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-13 8-13. Certain deeds dated before 1835 evidence of due execution.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-14 8-14. Certified copies of maps of Cherokee lands.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-15 8-15. Certified copies of certain surveys and maps obtained from the State of Tennessee.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-16 8-16. Evidence of title under H.E. McCulloch grants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-17 8-17. Conveyances or certified copies evidence of title under McCulloch.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-18 8-18. Certified copies of registered instruments evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-19 8-19. Common survey of contiguous tracts evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-20 8-20: Repealed by Session Laws 1993, c. 288, s. 1.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-21 8-21. Deeds and records thereof lost, presumed to be in due form.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-22 8-22. Local: recitals in tax deeds in Haywood and Henderson.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-22.1 8-22.1. Local: tax deeds in Richmond.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-23 8-23. Local: copies of records from Tyrrell.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-24 8-24. Local: records of partition in Duplin.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-25 8-25. Local: records of wills in Duplin.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-26 8-26. Local: records of deeds and wills in Anson.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-27 8-27. Local: records of wills in Brunswick.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-28 8-28. Copies of wills.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-29 8-29. Copies of wills in Secretary of State's office.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-30 8-30. Copies of wills recorded in wrong county.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-31 8-31. Copy of will proved and lost before recorded.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-32 8-32. Certified copies of deeds and wills from other states.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-33 8-33. Copies of lost records in Bladen.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Public Records. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-34 8-34. Copies of official writings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-35 8-35. Authenticated copies of public records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-35.1 8-35.1. Division of Motor Vehicles' record admissible as prima facie evidence of convictions of offenses involving impaired driving.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-35.2 8-35.2. Records of clerk of court criminal index admissible in certain cases.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-36 8-36. Authenticated copy of record of administration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-37 8-37. Certificate of Commissioner of Motor Vehicles as to ownership of automobile.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3A - Findings, Records and Reports of Federal Officers and Employees. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-37.1 8-37.1. Finding of presumed death.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-37.2 8-37.2. Report or record that person missing, interned, captured, etc.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-37.3 8-37.3. Deemed signed and issued pursuant to law; evidence of authority to certify.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Other Writings in Evidence. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-38 8-38: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 13.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-39 8-39. Parol evidence to identify land described.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-40 8-40: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 12.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-40.1 8-40.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 10.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-41 8-41. Bills of lading in evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-42 8-42. Book accounts under sixty dollars.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-43 8-43. Book accounts proved by personal representative.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-44 8-44. Copies of book accounts in evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-44.1 8-44.1. Hospital medical records.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45 8-45. Itemized and verified accounts.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4A - Photographic Copies of Business and Public Records. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45.1 8-45.1. Photographic reproductions admissible; destruction of originals.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45.2 8-45.2. Uniformity of interpretation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45.3 8-45.3. Photographic reproduction of records of Department of Revenue and Division of Employment Security.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45.4 8-45.4. Title of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4B - Evidence of Fraud, Duress, Undue Influence. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-45.5 8-45.5. Statements, releases, etc., obtained from persons in shock or under the influence of drugs; fraud presumed.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Life Tables. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-46 8-46. Mortality tables as evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-47 8-47. Present worth of annuities.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Calendars. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-48 8-48. Clark's Calendar; proof of dates.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Competency of Witnesses. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-49 8-49. Witness not excluded by interest or crime.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-50 8-50. Parties competent as witnesses.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-50.1 8-50.1. Competency of blood tests; jury charge; taxing of expenses as costs.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-50.2 8-50.2. Results of speed-measuring instruments; admissibility.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-50.3 8-50.3: Expired September 30, 2007.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-51 8-51: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 5.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-51.1 8-51.1. Dying declarations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-52 8-52. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 41.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53 8-53. Communications between physician and patient.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.1 8-53.1. Physician-patient and nurse privilege; limitations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.2 8-53.2. Communications between clergymen and communicants.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.3 8-53.3. Communications between psychologist and client or patient.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.4 8-53.4. School counselor privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.5 8-53.5. Communications between licensed marital and family therapist and client(s).[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.6 8-53.6. No disclosure in alimony and divorce actions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.7 8-53.7. Social worker privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.8 8-53.8. Counselor privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.9 8-53.9. Optometrist/patient privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.10 8-53.10. Peer support group counselors.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.11 8-53.11. Persons, companies, or other entities engaged in gathering or dissemination of news.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.12 8-53.12. Communications with agents of rape crisis centers and domestic violence programs privileged.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-53.13 8-53.13. Nurse privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-54 8-54. Defendant in criminal action competent but not compellable to testify.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-55 8-55. Testimony enforced in certain criminal investigations; immunity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-56 8-56. Husband and wife as witnesses in civil action.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-57 8-57. Husband and wife as witnesses in criminal actions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-57.1 8-57.1. Husband-wife privilege waived in child abuse.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-57.2 8-57.2. Presumed father or mother as witnesses where paternity at issue.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58 8-58: Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, ss. 11, 26.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.1 8-58.1. Injured party as witness when medical charges at issue.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.2 8-58.2. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.3 8-58.3. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.4 8-58.4. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.5 8-58.5. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7A - Restrictions on Evidence in Rape Cases. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.6 through 8-58.11 8-58.6 through 8-58.11: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 2.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7B - Expert Testimony. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.12 through 8-58.14 8-58.12 through 8-58.14: Repealed by Session Laws 1983 (Regular Session, 1984), c. 1037, s. 9.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.15 8-58.15: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.16 8-58.16: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.17 8-58.17: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.18 8-58.18: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.19 8-58.19: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7C - Admissibility of Forensic Evidence. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.20 8-58.20. Forensic analysis admissible as evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.21 8-58.21: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.22 8-58.22: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.23 8-58.23: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.24 8-58.24: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.25 8-58.25: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.26 8-58.26: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.27 8-58.27: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.28 8-58.28: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.29 8-58.29: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.30 8-58.30: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.31 8-58.31: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.32 8-58.32: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.33 8-58.33: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.34 8-58.34: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.35 8-58.35: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.36 8-58.36: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.37 8-58.37: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.38 8-58.38: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.39 8-58.39: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.40 8-58.40: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.41 8-58.41: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.42 8-58.42: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.43 8-58.43: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.44 8-58.44: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.45 8-58.45: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.46 8-58.46: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.47 8-58.47: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.48 8-58.48: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.49 8-58.49: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7D - Environmental Audit Privilege and Limited Immunity. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.50 8-58.50. (Article has a contingent effective date see note). Purpose.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.51 8-58.51. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.52 8-58.52. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Applicability.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.53 8-58.53. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Environmental audit report; privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.54 8-58.54. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Waiver of privilege.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.55 8-58.55. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Notification of audit.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.56 8-58.56. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Revocation of privilege in civil and administrative proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.57 8-58.57. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Privilege in criminal proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.58 8-58.58. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Burden of proof.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.59 8-58.59. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Stipulations; declaratory rulings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.60 8-58.60. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Construction of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.61 8-58.61. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Voluntary disclosure; limited immunity from civil and administrative penalties and fines.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.62 8-58.62. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Additional limitations on exercise of privilege or immunity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-58.63 8-58.63. (Article has a contingent effective date see note) Preemption of local laws.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - Attendance of Witness. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-59 8-59. Issue and service of subpoena.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-60 8-60. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-61 8-61. Subpoena for the production of documentary evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-62 8-62. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-63 8-63. Witnesses attend until discharge; effect of nonattendance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-64 8-64. Witnesses exempt from civil arrest.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Attendance of Witnesses from without State. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-65 through 8-70 8-65 through 8-70. Transferred to 15A-811 through 15A-816 by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 9.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Depositions. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-71 through 8-73 8-71 through 8-73. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-74 8-74. Depositions for defendant in criminal actions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-75 8-75. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 381, s. 13.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-76 8-76. Depositions before municipal authorities.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-77 8-77: Repealed by Session Laws 1995, c. 379, s. 9.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-78 8-78. Commissioner may subpoena witness and punish for contempt.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-79 8-79. Attendance before commissioner enforced.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-80 8-80. Remedies against defaulting witness before commissioner.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-81 8-81. Objection to deposition before trial.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-82 8-82. Deposition not quashed after trial begun.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-83 8-83. When deposition may be read on the trial.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-84 8-84. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 762, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 11 - Perpetuation of Testimony. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-85 8-85. Court reporter's certified transcription.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-86 through 8-88 8-86 through 8-88. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 12 - Inspection and Production of Writings. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-89 8-89. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-89.1 8-89.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 762, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-90 through 8-91 8-90 through 8-91. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 954, s. 4.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-92 8-92. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-93 8-93. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-94 8-94. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-95 8-95. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-96 8-96. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 13 - Photographs. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-97 8-97. Photographs as substantive or illustrative evidence.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-98 8-98. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-99 8-99. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-100 8-100. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-101 8-101. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-102 8-102. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 14 - Chain of Custody. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-103 8-103. Courier service and contract carriers.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-104 8-104. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-105 8-105. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-106 8-106. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-107 8-107. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-108 8-108. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-109 8-109. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 15 - Mediation Negotiations. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 8-110 8-110. Inadmissibility of negotiations.[HTML] [RTF]