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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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The Penal Code of the State of New York: In Force December 1, 1882, as ...

1885 - 392 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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Penal Code of the State of New York, as Amended To, and Including, 1887

1887 - 220 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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The New York Code of Civil Procedure: As Amended To, and Including 1887 ...

1887 - 814 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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A Treatise on the Law of Witnesses

Stewart Rapalje - 1887 - 684 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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The New York Supplement, Volume 27

1894 - 1218 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...testimony, either by the record or by his crossexamination; and the plaintiffs claim that the conviction of the offense of keeping a house of ill fame, by the...
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The New York Supplement, Volume 145

1914 - 1290 pages
...fact that some years prior to the trial plaintiff had been convicted, was permitted under said section "for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony, either by the record or by his cross-examination to prove that fact." Defendant might have produced the record of plaintiff's conviction, and, if incorrect,...
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The New York Supplement, Volume 54

1899 - 1216 pages
...convicted of a crime competent to testify, that they were passed, with the limitation, however, that "the conviction may be proved for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony." The conviction mentioned in the code provisions is the same as would formerly have disqualified a person...
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The New York Code of Civil Procedure, as Amended To, and Including, 1889 ...

New York (State), Charles David Rust - 1889 - 864 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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The Code of Criminal Procedure and Penal Code of the State of New York, as ...

New York (State) - 1889 - 878 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 liis testimony, either by the record, or by his cross-examination, upon which he must answer any proper...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 45

1890 - 1270 pages
...115. Section 531 of the Penal Code provides, with respect to a witness, that a conviction of any crime may be proved for the purpose of affecting the weight..."either by the record or by his cross-examination. " There was no error involved in the fact that the proof did not extend so far as to show the precise...
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