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Rule 806. Attacking and Supporting theDeclarant’s Credibility


When a hearsay statement — or astatement described in Rule 801(d)(2)(C), (D), or (E) — has been admitted inevidence, the declarant’s credibility may be attacked,and then supported, by any evidence that would be admissible for those purposesif the declarant had testified as a witness. Thecourt may admit evidence of the declarant’sinconsistent statement or conduct, regardless of when it occurred or whetherthe declarant had an opportunity to explain or denyit. If the party against whom the statement was admitted calls the declarant as a witness, the party may examine the declarant on the statement as if on cross-examination.



2011 Advisory Committee Note. – The language of this rule has beenamended as part of the restyling of the Evidence Rules to make them more easilyunderstood and to make style and terminology consistent throughout the rules.These changes are intended to be stylistic only. There is no intent to changeany result in any ruling on evidence admissibility. This rule is the federalrule, verbatim.




This rule isthe federal rule, verbatim. Rule 65, Utah Rules of Evidence (1971), contained acomparable provision.