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Criminal – Evidence – Prior Conviction – Harmless Error (access required)

Although the trial court erred in requiring defendant to acknowledge a previous conviction for a named felony, his conviction of robbery nevertheless is affirmed. Here, the commonwealth failed to first pursue less prejudicial alternative avenues available to prove that defendant had testified untruthfully, and the trial court incorrectly required defendant to admit a prior conviction for ...