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Criminal Practice  – Evidence – Defendant’s Prior Convictions – Timing – Credibility (access required)

  Although prior convictions for robbery are not crimes of dishonesty, they may still have impeachment value under Rule 609(a)(1), SCRE. We modify and affirm our Court of Appeals’ decision affirming the trial court’s admission of evidence of defendant’s prior convictions. In State v. Colf, 337 S.C. 622, 525 S.E.2d 246 (2000), we adopted a five-factor analysis for ...

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