prior inconsistent statement

Definition of "prior inconsistent statement"
  1. A claim made by a witness outside of the courtroom, before providing testimony, that contradicts their own in-court statements, which can be used to challenge their reliability
How to use "prior inconsistent statement" in a sentence
  1. The defense used a prior inconsistent statement to question the believability of the key witness.
  2. Upon discovering a prior inconsistent statement, the prosecutor cast doubt on the witness's testimony.
  3. The attorney brought up a prior inconsistent statement during cross-examination to challenge the testimonial credibility of the defendant.

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