ARTICLE IV. RELEVANCY AND ITS LIMITS
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 that person's conduct.
[Effective February 1, 1985; amended effective July 1, 1994.]