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Evidence: Tennessee Clarifies Law on Admissibility of Felony Convictions for Impeachment Purposes

Posted on January 20th, 2017 by sutteroconnell

On January 17th, the Tennessee Court of Appeals considered the clash between two rules of evidence.  As most attorneys know, certain types of criminal convictions are admissible against any witness for purposes of impeachment.  In order to qualify, the offense must either 1) involve dishonesty or a false statement; or 2) be punishable by death…

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