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Should I talk to the police? Do I have to talk to the police?

If you are suspected of a crime, the police likely will want to question you.

A police officer may try to get you to talk by telling you that it is in your best interest to cooperate and “answer some questions to clear things up.”

In layperson’s terms, “hearsay” is an out-of-court statement, made by a declarant (witness) who is not testifying in court, that is used to WHAT IS HEARSAYprove the truth or accuracy of the matter asserted.

What is hearsay, and the many exceptions to the evidentiary rule about hearsay, is subject to a fair amount of confusion and therefore disagreement during a trial.

Very experienced criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges argue over hearsay and evidence issues.  It can be a confusing area of law – John Fanney, Criminal Lawyer Raleigh NC

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