What Is Evidence Code § 1161(b) and When Does It Apply?

Evidence Code § 1161(b) prohibits the introduction of one’s sexual history, including if one engaged in prostitution as a victim of human trafficking, to attack the credibility of a person in any civil or criminal case. After all, very sadly, some people (mostly women) turn to prostitution as a last resort to simply make money to survive. This dark chapter in their lives should not be exposed to impugn her or his credibility later. To read about a real-life example of how 1161(b) was applied, please click on the following link.



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