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Flashcards in Rules Of Evidence Deck (3):

When is hearsay evidence admissible in court?

When the circumstances include:
C - Contents of the statement.
H - How the statement was taken.
A - Accuracy of the statement.
N - Nature of the statement.
T - Truthfulness of the statement maker.


When is a person unavailable for court and hearsay evidence is available instead?

D - Dead
U - Unfit due to age/physical or mental condition.
N - Not compellable
C - Cannot with reasonable diligence be found.
O- Outside NZ and impracticable to bring back.


What can non-expert witnesses give opinion on?

Identification of an individual.
Mental of physical condition of themselves.