When Can a Judge Admit a Prior Conviction to Impeach?

As one can imagine, a judge may not admit just any prior conviction for possible impeachment, or else our courts would disintegrate into the chaos of a Jerry Springer show. To prevent this type of atmosphere and preserve the integrity of our justice system, a judge will limit the type of prior convictions that may be introduced for impeachment of a witness. What are those limits? To read about this, click on the following link.



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