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Idaho Rules of Evidence 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 the person's conduct. 

    

(Adopted January 8, 1985, effective July 1, 1985.)

 

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