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1.2-6 Evidence Admitted for Limited Purpose

Revised to January 1, 2008

Ladies and gentlemen, I am admitting <identify evidence> as evidence solely as it relates to the issue of <identify issue>.   You must consider this evidence only with respect to that issue and it would be wrong for you to use the evidence for any purpose other than your consideration of the one issue I have indicated.


Smith v. Greenwich, 278 Conn. 428, 451-52 (2006).


Many lawyers and judges believe that reference to limited evidence during the final charge to the jury is more prejudicial than it is helpful.  A trial court judge may decide that a sufficiently forceful charge given at the time the evidence is limited may obviate the need or desire for a further charge at the end of the case.


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