Hearsay


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Hearsay

Evidence gathered from a second-hand or even further removed source. That is, the person giving hearsay evidence did not witness or experience the evidence himself/herself. In many jurisdictions, hearsay evidence is not admissible in court, especially in criminal proceedings. There are, however, a number of exceptions to this rule, notably if the original witness is unavailable or dead.
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in the numerous and varied contexts presented by the Rule 803 hearsay
"Andreas Vgenopoulos' statements, which constitute hearsay evidence, could be accepted by the court, which will evaluate them at the end of the process and give them the equivalent or no gravity," Aristidis said.
"I can tell you that we are not in a position to respond to hearsay. The assembly should have brought evidence to you."
"The Referee's analysis, in its entirety, consisted of invoking a bright-line rule i.e., that a finding of misconduct cannot be based solely on hearsay evidence.
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In Ong, the court did not find substantial evidence that Justice Ong had committed bribery; the evidence against him was not admitted for being hearsay. The court nevertheless dismissed Justice Ong from the service for his admitted acts amounting to grave misconduct, another administrative offense.
The appellant objected to the admissibility of the writing "on [c]onstitutional and hearsay grounds." Again, the commonwealth responded that hearsay was admissible.
Missouri case law does allow some hearsay evidence to be admitted in non-jury cases of sexual, physical or emotional abuse.
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As to General Galvez, the alleged admission, which is not, but assuming that it is, is not admissible in evidence the same being hearsay,' Panelo said.
The court agreed that all those who have knowledge of facts were not called to testify in the matter and that those who tendered documentary evidence against Saraki during the trial were not makers of the document and hence their evidence on the documents were hearsay and lacked probative value.