Nebraska Revised Statute 25-1211

Chapter 25 Section 1211

25-1211.

Witnesses; credibility; impeachment.

Facts which have heretofore caused the exclusion of testimony, may still be shown for the purpose of lessening its credibility.

Source

  • R.S.1867, Code § 330, p. 450;
  • R.S.1913, § 7903;
  • C.S.1922, § 8845;
  • C.S.1929, § 20-1211;
  • R.S.1943, § 25-1211.

Annotations

  • State was permitted on cross-examination to interrogate accused as to his prior criminal record. O'Connor v. State, 123 Neb. 471, 243 N.W. 650 (1932).

  • Evidence of writings made during trial as a basis of comparison for determination of disputed documents was properly admitted. In re Estate of Husa, 121 Neb. 67, 236 N.W. 177 (1931).

  • Record of conviction may be received to lessen credibility of witness, but such record is not conclusive. Reed v. State, 66 Neb. 184, 92 N.W. 321 (1902).

  • Previous inconsistent statements of witness may be shown, where proper foundation therefor has been laid. Omaha Loan & Trust Co. v. Douglas County, 62 Neb. 1, 86 N.W. 936 (1901); Tatum v. State, 61 Neb. 229, 85 N.W. 40 (1901).

  • Evidence of reputation of witness should be confined to reputation at place of residence. Faulkner v. Gilbert, 61 Neb. 602, 85 N.W. 843 (1901).

  • The record of conviction of an offense below the grade of a felony is not admissible to affect the credibility of a witness. YMCA of Lincoln v. Rawlings, 60 Neb. 377, 83 N.W. 175 (1900).