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Statement Against Interest

Statement Against Interest

Definition

A declarant's out-of-court statement, admissible as an exception to the hearsay rule because the statement is so contrary to the declarant's interest that it is unlikely to have been made unless the declarant believed the statement to be true. Under Federal Rule of Evidence 804(b)(3), if a statement that incriminates an out-of-court declarant is offered in a criminal case, the statement must be supported by corroborating circumstances that clearly indicate trustworthiness.

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