Often times a defendant or party to an action believes that a statement made out of court is inadmissible because it’s hearsay. The hearsay rule is an extremely complicated rule that puzzles many non-trial lawyers and even some trial lawyers.
California Evidence Code Section 1220 states that “Evidence of a statement is not made inadmissible by the hearsay rule when offered against the declarant in an action to which he is a party in either his individual or representative capacity, regardless of whether the statement was made in his individual or representative capacity.”
Errol Cook, Esq.[codepeople-post-map]