In the case of Ohler v. United States (529 U.S. 753
(2000)), Ohler was accused of selling drugs. At trial, Ohler made an in
limine motion to stop the prosecution from mentioning a prior drug
conviction. The Trial Judge denied the motion and said that the evidence was
admissible under FRE 609(a)(1). As a trial tactic, Ohler took the stand
and admitted the previous conviction.