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09:10 Feb 3, 2000
English to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
English term or phrase: excited utterance
why is it an exception to hearsay?
it's for a class
English translation:..
Explanation:
Question is certainly not for this forum.

The only explanation I can tender is that hearsay is a an out-of-court statement offered in evidence (testimony) in court to assert the truth contained in the statement.

Usually an excited utterance (a statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress or excitement caused by the event or condition) should be presumed truthful on its face since usually an immediate reaction to a startling event is truthful - it's virtually an uncontrollable utterance commenting on what's happening before the very eyes...

Of course, the question was asked two years ago :). But I just didn't want to leave it unanswered anyway :).

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Explanation:
Question is certainly not for this forum.

The only explanation I can tender is that hearsay is a an out-of-court statement offered in evidence (testimony) in court to assert the truth contained in the statement.

Usually an excited utterance (a statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress or excitement caused by the event or condition) should be presumed truthful on its face since usually an immediate reaction to a startling event is truthful - it's virtually an uncontrollable utterance commenting on what's happening before the very eyes...

Of course, the question was asked two years ago :). But I just didn't want to leave it unanswered anyway :).




    My unsophisticated law student's mind
Tatiana Neroni
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agree  Robert Donahue: And I didn't want to leave it unagreed. : )
1166 days

agree  xxxgtreyger
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agree  jennifer newsome
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