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" A person who has been convicted of a crime or misdemeanor is. notwithstanding, a competent witness in a civil or criminal action or special proceeding: but the conviction may be proved, for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony... "
The Attorney General's Survey of Release Procedures ...: Digest of federal ... - Page 590
by United States. Department of Justice - 1939
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Howard's Practice Reports in the Supreme Court and Court of ..., Volume 62

Nathan Howard (Jr.), Rowland M. Stover - 1882 - 656 pages
...who has been convicted of a crime or misdemeanor is, notwithstanding, a competent witness, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony." Perry agt. The People. This section was further amended in 1879 so as to render such convict a competent...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of ..., Volume 91

New York (State). Court of Appeals, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Erasmus Peshine Smith, Joel Tiffany, Edward Jordan Dimock, Samuel Hand, Hiram Edward Sickels, Louis J. Rezzemini, Edmund Hamilton Smith, Edwin Augustus Bedell, Alvah S. Newcomb, James Newton Fiero - 1883 - 790 pages
...is notwithstanding a competent witness in a civil or criminal action, or special proceeding, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting...record or by his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any question relevant to that inquiry, and the party cross-examining him is not concluded...
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New Cases Selected Chiefly from Decisions of the Courts of the ..., Volume 12

Austin Abbott - 1883 - 602 pages
...notwithstanding, a competent witness in a civil or criminal action, or special proceeding, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting...record or by his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any question relevant to that inquiry : and the party cross-examining him is not concluded...
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City Court Reports: Containing Decisions of the Marine Court of the City of ...

Daniel T. Robertson, New York (State). Marine Court (New York), Edward Jacobs - 1883 - 646 pages
...is, notwithstanding, a competent witness in a civil or criminal action or special proceeding; but the conviction may be proved, for the purpose of affecting...either by the record, or by his cross-examination, u|tt>tt which he must answer any question relevant to that inquiry, and the party cross-examining him...
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A Treatise on the Criminal Law and Criminal Courts of the State of ..., Volume 2

Oliver Lorenzo Barbour - 1883 - 840 pages
...to 903. bringing up, on habeas corpus, to testify, 901-2, 932. when a competent witness, 899, 900. conviction may be proved, for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony, 899, 900. how proved, 899, 900. CONVICTION, must precede punishment, 9. imprisonment on two or more...
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Annotated Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code of the State of New York ...

New York (State) - 1884 - 1000 pages
...crime is, notwithstanding, a competent witness in any cause or proceeding, civil or criminal, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting...record, or by his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any proper question relevant to that inquiry; and the party cross-examining is not concluded...
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Court of Appeals of the State of ..., Volume 94

New York (State). Court of Appeals, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Erasmus Peshine Smith, Joel Tiffany, Edward Jordan Dimock, Samuel Hand, Hiram Edward Sickels, Louis J. Rezzemini, Edmund Hamilton Smith, Edwin Augustus Bedell, Alvah S. Newcomb, James Newton Fiero - 1884 - 798 pages
...crime is, notwithstanding, a competent witness in any cause or proceeding, civil or criminal, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting...the weight of his testimony, either by the record or his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any proper question relevant to that inquiry." (...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 46

Isaac Grant Thompson - 1884 - 880 pages
...notwithstanding, Whitford v. Laidler. a competent witness in any cause or proceeding, civil or criminal, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting...the weight of his testimony, either by the record or his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any proper question relevant to that inquiry." ...
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New York Criminal Reports: Reports of Cases Decided in All the ..., Volume 1

1884 - 680 pages
...that a person convicted of a crime or misdemeanor is, notwithstanding, a competent witness, but the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting the weight of his evidence, and a doubt having arisen as to whether the section applied to criminal prosecutions, the...
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New York Criminal Reports: Reports of Cases Decided in All Courts ..., Volume 5

1888 - 672 pages
...evidence goes to the jury, and cannot he taken from their consideration by the court, although the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting the weight of such testimony. In the case at bar therefore, although Fullgraff and Duffy had in another proceeding...
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