Bar Prep Evidence

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  1. When a defendant introduces evidence of her good character trait
    Prosecution may rebut by presenting evidence of the defendant's bad character
  2. Character evidence is admissible in civil cases where
    character is directly in issue (rule does not apply to criminal)
  3. Independently relevant uncharged misconduct by defendant will be admissible in civil and criminal cases without a preliminary ruling as long as
    • evidence sufficient to support jury finding defendant committed prior act and
    • its probative value is not substantially outweighed by danger of unfair prejudice
  4. Evidence of a defendants prior acts of sexual assault or child molestation is admissible in
    civil or criminal cases where defendant is accused of comitting an act of sexual assault or child molestation
  5. evidence of secual behavior of victim ok if
    offered to prove that a person other than the accused was source of semen, injury, or other physical evidence
  6. specific instinces of sexual behavior between victim and accused admissible
    to prove consent
  7. Habit
    regular response to a specific set of circumstances
  8. character evidence
    ones disposition with respect to general traits
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Bar Prep Evidence
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