Book Title: Evidence: Impeachment by Evidence of a Criminal Conviction
Book Description: This material is about Federal Rule of Evidence 609: Impeachment by Evidence of Criminal Conviction. The goal of the party in impeaching a witness is to use the witness’s prior conviction(s) to prove that the witness has a propensity to be deceitful and that the witness is likely acting in conformity with that propensity by lying on the witness stand and/or when making a prior statement admitted at trial to prove the truth of the matter asserted. This material will enable the student to understand FRE 609.
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