Rule 12. Witnesses and evidence
In all trials in the Territorial Court the testimony of witnesses shall
be given orally, unless otherwise provided by these rules or the Federal Rules
of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the Federal
Rules of Evidence. The admission of evidence and the competency and privileges
of witnesses and parties shall likewise be governed by these rules, the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the
Federal Rules of Evidence.--Amended May 28, 1957; Oct. 14, 1994, eff. Nov. 16,
Competency of expert witnesses to testify in Territorial Court is
governed by Federal Rules of Evidence, not Uniform Rules of Evidence as adopted
by Virgin Islands Legislature. Government of V.I. v. Sampson, D.C.V.I. 2000, 42
V.I. 247, 94 F. Supp. 2d 639.
Cited in Gov't of V.I. v. Joseph, 2002 V.I. LEXIS 26, 45 V.I. 15 (Terr.
Ct. St. T. and St. J. Sept. 5, 2002).
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