A Treatise on the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of Michigan, Under Chapter Ninety-Three of the Revised Statutes of 1846 Being Chapter Thirty-Four of the Compiled Laws of 1897; With Practical Forms and an Appendix

A Treatise on the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace in the State of Michigan, Under Chapter Ninety-Three of the Revised Statutes of 1846 Being Chapter Thirty-Four of the Compiled Laws of 1897; With Practical Forms and an Appendix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... ask all questions which may be proper to draw forth an explanation of the sense and meaning of the expressions used by the witness on cross-examination, if they be doubtful in themselves, and also 13---People v. Mather. 4 Wend., 2523-4; Henry v. Bank of Salina, 1 Comst., 83; People v. Brewer, 27 Mich., 134. But a witness has no privilege that excuses him from testifying to relevant facts that show him to be guilty of fraud or dishonesty, if not criminal. It is no excuse for his refusal to testify concerning them that they may exhibit him in a light that is not creditable. His dishonesty or fraud, when not criminal, may as well be proved by him as by any other person: Jennings v. Prentice, 39 Mich., 421. 14--Con1monwealth v. Shaw, 4 Cush., 594: Cloycs v. Thayer, 3 Hill, 564; see, Taylor v. Wood, 2 Edw. Ch., 94. If n witness discloses a part oi' a transaction in which he is criminally concerned. without claiming his privilege, he must state the whole, if what he has disclosed is a part of the transaction, otherwise not: Cohurn v. Odell, 18 Fost., 540; Norfolk v. Gay lord, 28 Conn., 369; Foster v. Randall, 11 Cush., 437; Low v. Mitchell. 18 Maine, 372. The witness cannot claim such privilege. where a further examination is necessary to understand the facts already voluntarily stated: People v. Carroll, 3 Parker C. R., 83: see, Hamilton v. People, 29 Mich., 173. 15--People v. Mather, 5 Wend.. 2525; Close v. Olney, 1 Denio, 319, 323; see, Bank of Sallna v. Henry, 2 Denio, 156; Henry v. Bank of Salina, 1 Comst., 83; Foster v. People, 18 Mich., 272. 16--C. L., 10179. If a witness decline to answer. on the ground that his answer will tend to criminate him. no inference as to his guilt or innocence is permitted on that account: nor...show more

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  • Paperback | 462 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 816g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236806433
  • 9781236806437