What is an “Admission” in Criminal Courts

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]

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