voice exemplars


voice exemplars
Type of test in which one's voice is compared to the voice heard on some particular occasion. Used in trial of cases as type of scientific evidence. An order compelling a defendant in a criminal case to furnish a sample of his voice does not violate the privilege against self-incrimination. U. S. v. Dionisio, 410 U.S. 1, 93 S.Ct. 764, 35 L.Ed.2d 67.
While voiceprint identification was formerly not admissible, the trend in recent years has been towards admissibility under restricted conditions. United States v. Bailer, C.A.W.Va., 519 F.2d 463.
See Fed.Evid.R. 901.
See also spectrograph

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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