NJ High Court Mulls Limit On Evidence Of Prior Convictions

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Supreme Court committee has recommended adopting a new rule that would prevent state courts from admitting into evidence criminal convictions more than 10-years-old, a rule that would make it more difficult for criminal prosecutors to impeach a defendant or witness' credibility.

The New Jersey high court's Committee on the Rules of Evidence made the recommendation in a report released March 15, saying the state's Rule of Evidence 609 should be amended so a criminal conviction would not be fair game for prosecutors in...
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