declaration against interest

declaration against interest
declaration against interest see declaration 2c

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

declaration against interest
A statement made out of court that is so disadvantageous to the person making it that it is presumed to be true; declarations against interest are admissible as an exception to the hearsay rule.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

declaration against interest
as an exception to the rule against the admissibility of hearsay evidence, a declaration by a person who has subsequently died that he knew, when he made it, that it would be against his pecuniary or proprietary interest, may be admitted.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

declaration against interest
When a nonparty witness in a lawsuit is not available to testify, a statement made by the witness that is against his or her own interest may be admitted in court as evidence as an exception to the hearsray rule. Compare: admission
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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