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It may be possible to rehabilitate a witness impeached on prior inconsistent statements by the use of prior consistent statements. The general rule is that prior consistent statements are inadmissible. The minority view allows the statements. The majority has a number of exceptions; if the witness denies the inconsistent statement, if the witness' memory is attacked, or if the inconsistent statement was recently fabricated, it will be admissible. The evidentiary effect of prior consistent statements used to rehabilitate is as follows: Majority: The statements are not substantive evidence and may be considered solely for rehabilitation. Modern trend: The statements are substantive proof and may be considered for rehabilitation.

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