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Rule 806. ?Attackingand Supporting the Declarant?s Credibility.


When ahearsay statement ? or a statement described in Rule801(d)(2)(C), (D), or (E) ? has been admitted in evidence, the declarant?s credibility may be attacked, and thensupported, by any evidence that would be admissible for those purposes ifthe declarant had testified as a witness.The court may admit evidence of the declarant?s inconsistentstatement or conduct, regardless of when it occurred or whether the declarant had an opportunity to explain or deny it. Ifthe party against whom the statement was admitted calls the declarant as a witness, the party may examinethe declarant on the statement as if oncross-examination.



2011 Advisory Committee Note. The language of this rule hasbeen amended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them moreeasily understood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout therules. These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent tochange any result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is thefederal rule, verbatim.


Original Advisory Committee Note. This rule is the federalrule, verbatim. Rule 65, Utah Rules of Evidence (1971), contained a comparableprovision.