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How can someone be charged based solely on hearsay?

My husband is being charged for things based on hearsay and there are witnesses to say that the accuser is lying and what he is saying is untrue. But how can you arrest or even charge someone based on hearsay and no evidence?

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    Peter Goldscheider | Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
    438 Cambridge Ave. Suite 250
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 323-8296
    It's not hearsay if they come to court and testify as to what they saw or heard. If the prosecutor cannot do that they will not be able to convict him.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 8/20/2013
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    39300 Civic Center Drive #110
    Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 792-5110
    Hearsay is a type of evidence. It may be admissible or inadmissible, that will be an issue for the judge to decide in court. It is certainly enough evidence for a DA to file a complaint and it can be enough to convict you.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 8/19/2013
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