Impeaching a Witness

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What Is Witness Impeachment?

Impeachment is the process to attack the credibility of a witness. Once attacked, the witness' statements will not be used to prove the truth of the matter asserted. Parties may impeach their opponents' witnesses or even their own witnesses.

How Can I Impeach a Witness?

There are many ways to impeach a witness. The most common methods include using prior inconsistent statements and criminal records. The purpose of impeachment is to show that the witness is not a reliable source of information and that the jury should not believe that witness.

Consulting an Attorney

If you are facing impeachment issues with your case, then you should consult a criminal law lawyer. He can go over what can be used for impeachment, what happens if you are to be impeached, and what if you do not have a clear recollection of the events.

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Last Modified: 11-25-2015 10:15 PM PST

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