As amended through May 8, 2023
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.
This Rule is derived from F.R.Ev. 405.Adopted Dec. 15, 1993, eff. 7/1/1994.