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WPI 3.01 Prior Inconsistent Statement or Conduct

6 WAPRAC WPI 3.01Washington Practice Series TMWashington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil

6 Wash. Prac., Wash. Pattern Jury Instr. Civ. WPI 3.01 (7th ed.)
Washington Practice Series TM
Washington Pattern Jury Instructions--Civil
April 2022 Update
Washington State Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions
Part I. General Instructions
Chapter 3. Impeachment
WPI 3.01 Prior Inconsistent Statement or Conduct
(The WPI Committee recommends that no instruction be given on this subject.)
Prior inconsistent statements by a witness are nearly always admissible under ER 613 for the limited purpose of impeachment. Under some circumstances, narrowly defined by ER 801(d)(1), a prior inconsistent statement may be fully admissible as substantive evidence.
A limiting instruction is needed only when the evidence is admissible for impeachment but not as substantive evidence. When a limiting instruction is needed, use WPI 1.06 (Evidence for Limited Purpose). See also the Note on Use and Comment to that instruction.
[Current as of September 2018.]
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