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Character and Habit

Character and Habit

Learn about the admissibility of character and habit evidence and whether and for what purposes it can be used, if at all.

Transcript

In evidence law, character evidence is offered to prove that a person acted in a certain way based on his or her character; for example, “Susie did it, because she’s a bad person!” Though it could be relevant in that it may tend to prove a material fact, character evidence typically is not admissible in court, and there are limitations on when and how it may be used, if at all. A second, similar type of evidence is habit evidence, which is offered to prove that a person acted in a certain way...

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