Impeachment by evidence of conviction of crime.
For the purpose of attacking the credibility of a witness, evidence that the witness has been convicted of a crime is admissible but only if the crime was punishable by death or imprisonment for more than 1 year under the law under which the witness was convicted.
Evidence of a conviction is inadmissible under this section if a period of more than 10 years has elapsed since:
The date of the release of the witness from confinement; or
The expiration of the period of the witness’s parole, probation or sentence, whichever is the later date.
Evidence of a conviction is inadmissible under this section if the conviction has been the subject of a pardon.
Evidence of juvenile adjudications is inadmissible under this section.
The pendency of an appeal therefrom does not render evidence of a conviction inadmissible. Evidence of the pendency of an appeal is admissible.
A certified copy of a conviction is prima facie evidence of the conviction.