Hearsay, Illustrated

With this handy illustration, you will be able to more-easily explain hearsay to non-lawyers. You are welcome!

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(from Reddit)

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  • Drew

    Let me make an (educated) guess: Nos. 2-4 are non-hearsay (actual perception of “reality” translate–through belief–into testimony in court (“statement”)). Item 1 is hearsay: the out-of-court statement of someone not available to be cross-examined, proferred as evidence of “reality”?

  • Drew

    Oh, wait–was I *not* supposed to take this seriously? :)