Hearsay

Hearsay and Driver Licenses

Hearsay is generally inadmissible in court. But not everything is hearsay, and many hearsay exceptions exist. First, what is hearsay? Hearsay is: An out-of-court statement, other than one made by the person testifying, offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted. That’s kind of a bizarre phrase, so let’s explain it a little. Hearsay…

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Confrontation Clause: Post-Crawford Developments

The “confrontation clause” of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” This little phrase has created a whole library full of commentary and legal opinions. At its core, the phrase is simple enough: a defendant ought…

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