When is an out-of-court statement not hearsay?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from People v. Wilson, 11 Cal.5th 259, 277 Cal.Rptr.3d 24, 484 P.3d 36 (Cal. 2021):

When an out-of-court statement is offered for any relevant purpose other than to prove the truth of the matter stated, the statement is not hearsay. ( People v. Armstrong (2019) 6 Cal.5th 735, 786, 243 Cal.Rptr.3d 105, 433 P.3d 987.) Evidence is generally relevant if it " tends "logically, naturally, and by reasonable inference" to establish material facts such as identity, intent, or motive. " (

[277 Cal.Rptr.3d 64]

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