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High court calls violence in racketeering an impeachable offense

Gang members convicted of violent crimes can certainly be reminded of their convictions when testifying as witnesses in criminal cases, Maryland’s top court has unanimously held in ruling that a defense attorney was wrongfully denied the opportunity to note a prosecution witness’ violent past during cross-examination. Generally, counsel can raise witnesses’ past convictions to impeach their ...

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