State v. Islas

In State v. Islas, 132 Ariz. 590, 647 P.2d 1188 (App. 1982) the court asked defense counsel what crimes a witness had been convicted of in relation to a motion in limine to limit use of those convictions for impeachment. Defense counsel erroneously stated he thought they were armed robbery and kidnapping and the court denied the motion in balancing the probative value against any prejudice. Id. at 591-92, 647 P.2d at 1189-91. The witness testified the crimes were theft, robbery and fraudulent schemes and on appeal appellant contended his factual misstatement entitled him to relief for an abuse of discretion by the trial court. Id. at 592, 647 P.2d at 1190.