California Evidence Code Section 701

CA Ev Code § 701 (2017)  

(a) A person is disqualified to be a witness if he or she is:

(1) Incapable of expressing himself or herself concerning the matter so as to be understood, either directly or through interpretation by one who can understand him; or

(2) Incapable of understanding the duty of a witness to tell the truth.

(b) In any proceeding held outside the presence of a jury, the court may reserve challenges to the competency of a witness until the conclusion of the direct examination of that witness.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 884, Sec. 2.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018