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Maestas v. District Court

Supreme Court of Colorado
541 P.2d 889 (1975)


Facts

Maestas (defendant) was charged with felony offenses and moved for a preliminary hearing. At the preliminary hearing, the prosecution’s only witness was a detective who presented hearsay evidence of the substance of a telephone conversation and hearsay evidence derived from investigative reports. Maestas moved to strike the detective’s testimony on the grounds that exclusive reliance on hearsay denied him the ability to confront those who would testify against him.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Erickson, J.)

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