Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law: Hearsay Defined
According to Black's Law Dictionary, Hearsay is defined as: "Evidence not proceeding from the personal knowledge of the witness, but from the mere repetition of what he has heard others say. That which does not derive its value solely from the credit of the witness, but rests mainly on the veracity and competency of other persons. The very nature of the evidence shows its weakness, and it is admitted only in specified cases from necessity."