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Legal issues associated with witnesses

Need help describing at least two grounds for impeachment of a witness in a criminal trial and the ramifications of the impeachment for the case.
Articulate the meaning of hearsay. Explain how the Best Evidence Rule impacts hearsay prohibitions.
Explain at least two types of exceptions to the hearsay rule and why the court recognized their admissibility and truthfulness.
Detail at least two cautions about using privileged communications as evidence and the problems associated with doing so.
Compare and contrast the burdens of proof differences between a criminal and civil proceeding.
Be sure to include references

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Need help describing at least two grounds for impeachment of a witness in a criminal trial and the ramifications of the impeachment for the case.

Grounds for impeachment entail showing the existence of bias, proving a prior inconsistent statement, and untruthful or dishonest character. The ramifications of impeachment of a witness entail influencing the way a jury views the witness. Impeachment can effectively discredit the witness in the eyes of the jury as a reliable source of information, demonstrate a lack of credibility regarding the witness, and influence the jury's final ...

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This solution discusses legal issues associated with witnesses such as impeachment, hearsay, and privileged communications.

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