People v. Blehm

In People v. Blehm, 983 P.2d 779 (Colo. 1999), the trial court did not advise defendant that the jury would receive an instruction that evidence of prior felony convictions could be considered only for purposes of credibility impeachment. Nevertheless, the supreme court concluded that, while it is a desirable practice to do so, a trial court need not inform defendant "of the process by which the fact-finder may learn of this limited use of the convictions . . . ." People v. Blehm, supra, 983 P.2d at 794. Blehm is dispositive.