2018 Maryland Code
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 10 - Evidence
Subtitle 9 - Miscellaneous Rules
§ 10-905. Proof of interest or conviction of infamous crime or perjury

  • (a) In general. --

    • (1) Evidence is admissible to prove the interest of a witness in any proceeding, or the fact of the witness's conviction of an infamous crime.

    • (2) Evidence of conviction is not admissible if an appeal is pending, or the time for an appeal has not expired, or the conviction has been reversed, and there has been no retrial or reconviction.

  • (b) Certificate under seal as evidence. -- The certificate, under the seal of the clerk of the court, of the court in which the conviction occurred is sufficient evidence of the conviction.

  • (c) Perjury. -- Evidence that a witness has been convicted of perjury shall be admitted for the purpose of attacking the credibility of the witness, regardless of the date of the conviction, if the evidence is elicited from the witness or established by public record during examination of the witness.

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