What is the standard of review applied to a decision by a court on the admissibility of evidence?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Johnson, C086549 (Cal. App. 2020):

"Broadly speaking, an appellate court applies the abuse of discretion standard of review to any ruling by a trial court on the admissibility of evidence." (People v. Waidla (2000) 22 Cal.4th 690, 717.) "Speaking more particularly, it examines for abuse of discretion a decision on admissibility that turns on the relevance of the evidence in

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