Category Archives: Hearsay Exceptions

PA’s Tender Years Hearsay Act versus the 6th Amendment

A Trial Without Testimony In a previous blog titled “Right To Confrontation is Sexual Abuse Cases“, we discussed how the Crawford case strengthened one’s right to confront his or her accuser during the criminal court process. Prior to this ruling, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Excited Utterances in Child Sex Abuse Cases

Although each state’s sex crime statutes differ, an excited utterance can be defined as a statement relating to a startling event or condition made while the declarant was under the stress of excitement caused by the event or condition.  An example of … Continue reading

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