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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_8C > GS_8C-806

Rule 806. Attacking and supporting credibility ofdeclarant.

When a hearsay statement has been admitted in evidence, the credibilityof the declarant may be attacked, and if attacked may be supported, by anyevidence which would be admissible for those purposes if declarant hadtestified as a witness. Evidence of a statement or conduct by the declarant atany time, inconsistent with his hearsay statement, is not subject to anyrequirement that he may have been afforded an opportunity to deny or explain. Ifthe party against whom a hearsay statement has been admitted calls thedeclarant as a witness, the party is entitled to examine him on the statementas if under cross‑examination. (1983, c. 701, s. 1.)