2012 New York Consolidated Laws
CVP - Civil Practice Law & Rules
Article 45 - (4501 - 4548) EVIDENCE
4513 - Competency of person convicted of crime.

NY CPLR § 4513 (2012) What's This?
    § 4513. Competency of person convicted of crime. A person who has been
  convicted  of  a crime is a competent witness; but the conviction may be
  proved, for the purpose of affecting the weight of his testimony, either
  by cross-examination, upon which he shall  be  required  to  answer  any
  relevant  question,  or  by the record. The party cross-examining is not
  concluded by such person's answer.

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