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The trial court did not err in permitting defendant to be impeached with a prior offense of possession of a deadly weapon with the intent to commit an assault, as such a crime generates a synergy that represents a degree of public harm significantly greater than simple assault or simple drug possession.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/22/2003
  • Published 04/22/2003


  • ELIA, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  •  Bill Locyker, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Ronald A. Bass, Sr. Assistant Attorney General, Catherine A. Rivlin and Gregg E. Zywicke, Deputy Attorneys General for Plaintiff-Respondent., Robert L. S. Angres, Santa Rosa, under appointment by the Court of Appeal in Association with the Sixth District Appellate Program, for Defendant-Appellant.
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