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RULE 5-602. LACK OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 5. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 600. Witnesses
MD Rules, Rule 5-602
RULE 5-602. LACK OF PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE
Except as otherwise provided by Rule 5-703, a witness may not testify to a matter unless evidence is introduced sufficient to support a finding that the witness has personal knowledge of the matter. Evidence to prove personal knowledge may, but need not, consist of the witness's own testimony.
Committee note: This Rule does not prevent the admission of testimony as to a witness's own age, date of birth, or other similar matters of personal history, when a requirement of first-hand knowledge cannot be met.
Source: This Rule is derived without substantive change from F.R.Ev. 602. Any language differences are solely for purposes of style and clarification.

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[Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994.]
MD Rules, Rule 5-602, MD R REV Rule 5-602
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2020.
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