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CA requires 30 years (FED: 20)
Witness UNAVAILABLE when:
FED: Do not remember or refuse to testify
CA: These are NOT grounds for unavailability (considered available instead)
Offers to Pay Medical Expenses
FRE admission of fact (admissible) with offer to pay medical expenses (inadmissible)
CA excludes both.
Character of the Accused
CA: Defendant may introduce specific acts to prove victim’s character.
CA: can impeach W with any misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude in criminal cases.
CA (same as majority) privilege also to psychotherapist-patient.
But privilege does not apply in CA if need to disclose to protect patient from danger to self / others or <16 and disclosure in their best interest.
CA: privilege holder can stop eavesdropper from revealing confidential info
CA (and Common law): W/V must be dead
SENSE IMPRESSION (FRE, not CL or CA)
CA admits contemporaneous statements made to explain, qualify or understand what the declarant is doing when spoke
CA admit prior inconsistent statement as substantive evidence of its truth,
FRE statement must have been made under oath at prior hearing/trial/depo to be admitted for substance.
Both CA & FRE admit prior inconsistent statements for impeachment.
CA admits statements of past bodily conditions made to anyone.
CA also requires 1) statement made while event was fresh in W’s memory; 2) W must testify as to prior identification and confirm that it was his opinion when made.