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RULE 5-405. METHODS OF PROVING CHARACTER

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 5. Evidence (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 400. Relevancy and Its Limits
MD Rules, Rule 5-405
RULE 5-405. 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 relevant specific instances of that person's conduct.
Source: This Rule is derived from F.R.Ev. 405.

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[Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994.]
MD Rules, Rule 5-405, MD R REV Rule 5-405
Current with amendments received through May 15, 2022. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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