Evidence: Hearsay: Exceptions: Statements Against Interest (U)

    • Statements Against Interest – The statement of a person—now unavailable as a witness—against that person’s pecuniary, proprietary, or penal interest when made, as well as collateral facts contained in the statement, is admissible under the statement against interest exception to the hearsay rule.
      • Qualification in criminal cases: A statement against penal interest, when offered to exculpate a defendant, must be supported by corroborating circumstances.