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Luce v. United States
Citation:469 U.S. 38 (1984)
Petitioner was indicted on charges of conspiracy, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. During his trial, petitioner moved for a ruling to preclude the Government from using a 1974 state conviction to impeach him if he testified. There was no commitment by petitioner that he would testify if the motion were granted, nor did he make a proffer to the court as to what his testimony would be. In opposing the motion, the Government represented that the conviction was for a serious crime.
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