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RULE 5-607. WHO MAY IMPEACH

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland Rules

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 5. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 600. Witnesses
MD Rules, Rule 5-607
RULE 5-607. WHO MAY IMPEACH
The credibility of a witness may be attacked by any party, including the party calling the witness.
Committee note: This Rule eliminates the common law “voucher” rule. It does not permit a party to call a witness solely as a subterfuge to place an otherwise substantively inadmissible statement before the jury. It is not intended to otherwise affect existing law concerning the court's discretion to control direct and cross-examination.
Source: This Rule is derived from F.R.Ev. 607 and Rule 1-501.

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[Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994.]
MD Rules, Rule 5-607, MD R REV Rule 5-607
Current with amendments received through November 15, 2020.
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