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Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Evidence for Courts in the State of ArizonaEffective: September 1, 2019

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Evidence for Courts in the State of Arizona (Refs & Annos)
Article IV. Relevancy and Its Limits (Refs & Annos)
Effective: September 1, 2019
Arizona Rules of Evidence, Rule 405
Rule 405. Methods of Proving Character
(a) By Reputation or Opinion. When evidence of a person's character or character trait is admissible, it may be proved by testimony about the person's reputation or by testimony in the form of an opinion. On cross-examination of the character witness, the court may allow an inquiry into relevant specific instances of the person's conduct.
(b) By Specific Instances of Conduct. When a person's character or character trait is an essential element of a charge, claim, or defense, or pursuant to Rule 404(c), the character or trait may also be proved by relevant specific instances of the person's conduct.

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Amended Oct. 19, 1988, effective Nov. 1, 1988; Aug. 19, 1997, effective Dec. 1, 1997; Sept. 8, 2011, effective Jan. 1, 2012.
17A Pt. 1 A. R. S. Rules of Evid., Rule 405, AZ ST REV Rule 405
The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through 1/1/21. All other State Court Rules are current with amendments received through 2/1/21.
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