Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

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Unformatted text preview: ttery against a police officer. Court decided that if Williams' prior conviction for assault and battery was to be let in under 609(a)(1) then Tse's prior conviction for assault and battery against a police officer must be let in to impeach his own credibility. Court determined that it would keep them both out, ruling that neither was admissible under 609(a)(1). Tse objected and now argues on appeal that the court improperly excluded Williams' ABPO conviction. Issue: Did the court improperly exclude Williams' previous assault and battery conviction? Holding: The failure to apply different standards of exclusion for Williams' assault and battery conviction than that applied to Tse's assault and battery exclusion was an error of law. Tse's prior conviction as impeachment evidence probative value as impeachment evidence needs to outweigh prejudice to Tse in order to be admitted Williams' prior conviction as impeachment evidence probative value as impeachment evidence must not be substantially outweighed by 403 considerations in order to be admitted. Error was harmless though jury heard enough imp...
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