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What is Rule 801 of the Federal Rules of Evidence?

Rule 801 of the Federal Rules of Evidence specifically deals with the definition of hearsay in the U.S. legal system. Hearsay is a complex topic, and Rule 801 breaks down what constitutes hearsay and what does not. Here is a detailed look at the provisions within Rule 801: Rule 801: Definitions That Apply to This Article; Exclusions from Hearsay (a)

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Co-Conspirator Statements Under Rule 801

Co-conspirator statements under Rule 801 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, governs hearsay and its exceptions in the U.S. legal system. Hearsay is considered a statement made outside of court that is offered in court to prove the truth of the matter asserted. Typically, hearsay is not admissible in court, but there are exceptions. One such exception is the admissibility

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John Eastman Statement Upon Self-Surrender in Fulton County

I am here today to surrender to an indictment that should never have been brought.  It represents a crossing of the Rubicon for our country, implicating the fundamental First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of grievances.  As troubling, it targets attorneys for their zealous advocacy on behalf of their clients, something attorneys are ethically bound to provide

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Statement on Behalf of John Eastman Regarding United States v. Donald J. Trump Indictment

Almost fifteen years ago, John Eastman defense counsel Harvey Silverglate predicted in the book Three Felonies a Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent that the ever expanding federal criminal code was liable to be misused for improper political purposes. This prediction finds its fulfillment in the current administration’s use of heretofore obscure federal statutes to indict its leading political opponent

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Understanding Federal Indictments: The Process and Implications

Facing a federal criminal charge is an intimidating prospect, and the pivotal moment in such cases often is the issuance of a federal indictment. This article aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of federal indictments, shedding light on the process leading up to an indictment and the implications it holds for individuals involved in federal criminal defense cases. What is

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Understanding Fraud Charges: The Importance of Intent and Defense Lawyers

When it comes to fraud charges, the government must demonstrate that the accused misrepresented or lied with the intention of deceiving someone else.  Although the typical fraud case will involve financial or legal harm to the victim, harm is not an element of fraud offenses. For example, attempts and conspiracies to commit fraud are violations of federal law, even if

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