What is an admission in a criminal case?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Gomez, B250844 (Cal. App. 2015):

An admission is "an acknowledgment of some fact or circumstance which in itself is insufficient to authorize a conviction and which only tends toward the ultimate proof of guilt." (People v. Wheelwright (1968) 262 Cal.App.2d 63, 69.) An admission by a declarant is admissible "when offered against the declarant in an action to which he is a party." (Evid. Code, 1220 [italics added].) This means that the statement is being

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