City of Webster Groves v. Quick

Missouri Court of Appeals

323 S.W.2d 386 (Mo. App. 1959)

Apr 21, 1959

It is not hearsay when a witness relays information from firsthand observation, especially if the person keeps such records in the ordinary course of business. Nor is it hearsay if the person reads the contents of a machine that he or she regularly uses.

Relevant Facts

The defendant was given a citation for speeding in violation of the City of Webster Groves’ speed ordinance. On appeal, the defendant argued that it was hearsay to allow the police officer who filed the citation to read the speedometer to show that the defendant was speeding.

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Citations

323 S.W.2d 386 (Mo. App. 1959)