Nev. Rev. Stat. § 48.045

Current through 80th (2019) Session Chapters 1-541 and 545-636
Section 48.045 - Evidence of character inadmissible to prove conduct; exceptions; other crimes
1. Evidence of a person's character or a trait of his or her character is not admissible for the purpose of proving that the person acted in conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except:
(a) Evidence of a person's character or a trait of his or her character offered by an accused, and similar evidence offered by the prosecution to rebut such evidence;
(b) Evidence of the character or a trait of character of the victim of the crime offered by an accused, subject to the procedural requirements of NRS 48.069 where applicable, and similar evidence offered by the prosecution to rebut such evidence; and
(c) Unless excluded by NRS 50.090, evidence of the character of a witness, offered to attack or support his or her credibility, within the limits provided by NRS 50.085.
2. Evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show that the person acted in conformity therewith. It may, however, be admissible for other purposes, such as proof of motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, or absence of mistake or accident.
3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the admission of evidence in a criminal prosecution for a sexual offense that a person committed another crime, wrong or act that constitutes a separate sexual offense. As used in this subsection, "sexual offense" has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 179D.097.

NRS 48.045

Added to NRS by 1971, 781 [Ch. 402]; A 1975, 1131 [Ch. 599]; 2015, 2243 [Ch. 399]

Amended by 2015, Ch. 399,§21, eff. 10/1/2015.

Added to NRS by 1971, 781; A 1975, 1131