2.03 Impeachment of Witness Testimony by Prior Conviction

You have heard evidence that [witness] has been convicted of a crime. You may consider that evidence, together with other pertinent evidence, in deciding how much weight to give to that witness's testimony.


This instruction is adapted from Eighth Circuit Instruction 2.18, Ninth Circuit Instruction 4.08 and Federal Judicial Center Instruction 30, all of which are very similar.