This first of two sessions provides a roadmap for dealing with character evidence (FRE 404 and 405), including how to defend against 404(b) prior bad act evidence, and how to use FRE 404(b) to bolster the defense case. It will cover character evidence in the context of sexual assault cases (FRE 413) and child molestation cases (FRE 414). How to attack the credibility of witnesses for untruthfulness (FRE 608), and the rules dealing with impeachment by criminal conviction (FRE 609) will also be discussed.
- Watch the second session on character evidence
- The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Hearsay (Part I)
- The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Hearsay (Part II)