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RULES OF EVIDENCE

ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS

Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character


    (a) Reputation or Opinion. - In all cases in which evidence of character or a trait of character of a person is admissible, proof may be made by testimony as to reputation or by testimony in the form of an opinion. On cross-examination, inquiry is allowable into relevant specific instances of conduct.

    (b) Specific Instances of Conduct. - In cases in which character or a trait of character of a person is an essential element of a charge, claim, or defense, proof may also be made of specific instances of his conduct.

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