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Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting the Declarant's Credibility

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
Article VIII. Hearsay
Arizona Rules of Evidence, Rule 806
Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting the Declarant's Credibility
When a hearsay statement--or a statement described in Rule 801(d)(2)(C), (D), or (E)--has been admitted in evidence, the declarant's credibility may be attacked, and then supported, by any evidence that would be admissible for those purposes if the declarant had testified as a witness. The court may admit evidence of the declarant's inconsistent statement or conduct, regardless of when it occurred or whether the declarant had an opportunity to explain or deny it. If the party against whom the statement was admitted calls the declarant as a witness, the party may examine the declarant on the statement as if on cross-examination.

Credits

Amended Oct. 19, 1988, effective Nov. 1, 1988; Sept. 8, 2011, effective Jan. 1, 2012.

Editors' Notes

COMMENT TO 2012 AMENDMENT
The language of Rule 806 has been amended to conform to the federal restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to change any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility.
HISTORICAL NOTE
Source:
Federal Rules of Evidence, Rule 806.
17A Pt. 1 A. R. S. Rules of Evid., Rule 806, AZ ST REV Rule 806
Current with amendments received through 05/1/19
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