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United States v. Hayes
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
553 F.2d 824 (1977)
Leroy Hayes (defendant) was charged with various crimes related to bank robberies. At trial, Hayes filed a motion in limine seeking to suppress evidence of a conviction for importation of cocaine that had occurred two months before trial. Hayes sought to suppress the evidence because he wanted to testify in his own defense without the risk of the prosecution (plaintiff) asking about the conviction. The district court denied Hayes’s motion. Hayes was convicted, and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Oakes, J.)
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