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RULE 5-806. ATTACKING AND SUPPORTING CREDIBILITY OF DECLARANT

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 5. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 800. Hearsay
MD Rules, Rule 5-806
RULE 5-806. ATTACKING AND SUPPORTING CREDIBILITY OF DECLARANT
(a) In General. When a hearsay statement has been admitted in evidence, the credibility of the declarant may be attacked, and if attacked may be supported, by any evidence which would be admissible for those purposes if the declarant had testified as a witness. Evidence of a statement or conduct by the declarant at any time, inconsistent with the declarant's hearsay statement, is not subject to any requirement that the declarant may have been afforded an opportunity to deny or explain. If the party against whom a hearsay statement has been admitted calls the declarant as a witness, the party is entitled to examine the declarant on the statement as if under cross-examination.
(b) Exception. This Rule does not apply to statements by party-opponents under Rule 5-803(a)(1) and (a)(2).
Source: This Rule is derived from F.R.Ev. 806.

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[Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994.]
MD Rules, Rule 5-806, MD R REV Rule 5-806
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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