Statement: A oral or writter assertion or nonverbal conduct if intended to be an assertion.
Declarant: Person who makes the statement
Hearsay: Out of court statement made in court to prove the truth of the matter asserted
Statements that are not Hearsay
Prior Statement by Witness
Admission by Party Opponent
A (Party's Own Statement)
B (a statement of which the party has manifested an adoption or belief in its truth)
C. Statement authorized by Party
Hearsay Admissablity: Hearsay is not admissable
Present Sense Impression: A statement describing or
explaining an event or condition made while the declarant was perceiving the event or condition, or immediately thereafter.
Excited Utterance: A statement relating to a startling event or
condition made while the declarant was under the stress of
excitement caused by the event or condition.
Then existing mental, physical, or emotional condition
Statements made for the purposes of medical diagnosis or treatment
Regular Buisness Record Exception
Public Records and Reports
Reputation as to Character
Hearsay Exceptions: Declarant Unavailable
Statement under belief of impending death: Only good for homicide or Civil Trial
Statement Against Interest
Hearsay within Hearsay: Hearsay included within hearsay is not excluded under the hearsay rule if each part of the combined statements conforms with anexception to the hearsay rule provided in these rules.
Attacking or Supporting Credibility of Declarant: If a piece of hearsay is admitted, you can attack the credibility of the declarant as if they were called as a witness