(a) Questions of
Admissibility Generally. Preliminary questions
concerning the qualification of a person to be a witness, the
existence of a privilege, or the admissibility of evidence shall be
determined by the court, subject to the provisions of subdivision
(b). In making its determination it is not bound by the rules
of evidence except those with respect to privileges.
Conditioned on Fact. When the relevancy of evidence depends
upon the fulfillment of a condition of fact, the court shall admit
it upon, or subject to, the introduction of evidence sufficient to
support a finding of the fulfillment of the condition.
(c) Hearing of Jury.
Hearings on the admissibility of confessions shall in all cases be
conducted out of the hearing of the jury. Hearings on other
preliminary matters shall be so conducted when the interests of
justice require, or when an accused is a witness and so requests.
(d) Testimony by Accused.
The accused does not, by testifying upon a preliminary matter,
become subject to cross-examination as to other issues in the case.
(e) Weight and
Credibility. This rule does not limit the right of a party to
introduce before the jury evidence relevant to weight or