2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-2804.1. Hearsay exception – Exceptional circumstances.

12 OK Stat § 12-2804.1 (2015) What's This?

A. In exceptional circumstances a statement not covered by Section 2803, 2804, 2805, or 2806 of this title but possessing equivalent, though not identical, circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness, is not excluded by the hearsay rule if the court determines that:

1. The statement is offered as evidence of a fact of consequence;

2. The statement is more probative on the point for which it is offered than any other evidence that the proponent can procure through reasonable efforts; and

3. The general purposes of this Code and the interests of justice will best be served by admission of the statement into evidence.

B. The court shall state on the record the circumstances that support its determination of the admissibility of the statement offered pursuant to subsection A of this section.

C. A statement is not admissible under this exception unless its proponent gives to all parties reasonable notice in advance of trial, or during trial if the court excuses pretrial notice for good cause shown, of the substance of the statement and the identity of the declarant.

Added by Laws 2002, c. 468, § 61, eff. Nov. 1, 2002.

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