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The DC Code: § 14-102 Impeachment of witnesses.

Index14 Proof. (Refs & Annos)
a
The credibility of a witness may be attacked by any party, including the party calling the witness.
b
A statement is not hearsay if the declarant testifies at the trial or hearing and is subject to cross-examination concerning the statement and the statement is (1) inconsistent with the declarant's testimony, and was given under oath subject to the penalty of perjury at a trial, hearing, or other proceeding, or in a deposition, or (2) consistent with the declarant's testimony and is offered to rebut an express or implied charge against the witness of recent fabrication or improper influence or motive, or (3) an identification of a person made after perceiving the person. Such prior statements are substantive evidence.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 14-102. 1973 Ed., § 14-102. Legislative History of Laws Law 10-256, the "Public Safety and Law Enforcement Support Amendment Act of 1994," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 10-628, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 1, 1994, and December 6, 1994, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 27, 1994, it was assigned Act No. 10-375 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 11-110, the "Technical Amendment Act of 1996," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 11-485, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 5, 1995, and January 4, 1996, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 26, 1996, it was assigned Act No. 11-199 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 11-110 became effective on April 18, 1996. DC CODE § 14-102 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 518, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; May 23, 1995, D.C. Law 10-256, § 4, 42 DCR 20; Apr. 18, 1996, D.C. Law 11-110, § 23, 43 DCR 530.)