2010 Florida Statutes
Hearsay; definitions; exceptions.
Hearsay; definitions; exceptions.—
The following definitions apply under this chapter:
A “statement” is:
An oral or written assertion; or
Nonverbal conduct of a person if it is intended by the person as an assertion.
A “declarant” is a person who makes a statement.
“Hearsay” is a statement, other than one made by the declarant while testifying at the trial or hearing, offered in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted.
A statement is not hearsay if the declarant testifies at the trial or hearing and is subject to cross-examination concerning the statement and the statement is:
Inconsistent with the declarant’s testimony and was given under oath subject to the penalty of perjury at a trial, hearing, or other proceeding or in a deposition;
Consistent with the declarant’s testimony and is offered to rebut an express or implied charge against the declarant of improper influence, motive, or recent fabrication; or
One of identification of a person made after perceiving the person.
s. 1, ch. 76-237; s. 1, ch. 77-77; ss. 19, 22, ch. 78-361; ss. 1, 2, ch. 78-379; s. 2, ch. 81-93; s. 497, ch. 95-147.