Evidence-Wellborn SU2006 Outline

It may however be admissible for other purposes such

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Unformatted text preview: rustment, hiring, or supervision o Defamation defendant raising a defense of truth Rule 404(b): Other Crimes, Wrongs, or Acts. Evidence of other crimes, wrongs or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action 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, provided that upon request by the accused, the prosecution in a criminal case shall provide reasonable notice in advance of trial, or during trial if the court excuses pretrial notice on good cause shown, of the general nature of any such evidence it intends to introduce at trial. Texas differs from Federal Rules here: Federal Rules: Evidence of "other crimes, wrongs, or acts" offered under Rule 404(b) "as proof of motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, or absence of mistake or accident" is admissible upon ev...
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2008 for the course N 483 taught by Professor Wellborn during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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