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Rule Against Hearsay

Rule Against Hearsay

Discover exactly what constitutes hearsay and exemptions and exceptions to the rule.


Most of what you’ve learned so far in evidence law centers around the use of evidence that comes straight from the original source. A witness who testifies typically must have direct knowledge of the matter they’re testifying about, and all evidence must be relevant in some way. However, sometimes evidence that does not come straight from the original source may be admissible. Hearsay is the term used to describe evidence that is gathered indirectly from a person who is not testifying at...