Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

Therefore does not rebut witnesses credibility

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Unformatted text preview: perjury. (Therefore was not a good faith basis) The fact that he testified before the grand jury and may have been accused of perjury, but not indicted, isn't something that would have become a matter of general knowledge, currency or reputation in the community. (Therefore does not rebut witnesses credibility) Because testimony in front of the grand jury is secretive. Should not be public knowledge that you have testified before the grand jury. Page 31 (paragraph d) Extrinsic proof forbidden: If the witness answers in the negative concerning a specific instance of conduct, neither the act nor the witness's knowledge of it may be shown by extrinsic evidence; the cross-examiner must abide by the witness' answer. Don't want to get into a side trial of what this witness did or didn't know. Reputation after the charge is dubious because it may be affected by the charge. Criminal cases often don't have a chance to depose your witnesses When would it happen that you have a witness claim a d...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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