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Extrinsic Evidence May Be Used To Impeach Even If FRE 608(b) Appears To Prohibit It

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Trial attorneys understand that generally a witness can be impeached with evidence of his or her prior acts going to truthfulness, but only by cross-examining the witness on the point. FRE 608(b) requires the examiner to accept the witness’s answer, and prohibits accomplishing the impeachment extrinsically, through the testimony of a follow-on witness or the… Continue Reading