Prieur Requirements

Prieur Requirements

Definition

Procedural safeguards that govern the admissibility of other-crimes evidence when offered under Article 404(B)(1) of the Louisiana Code of Evidence to prove a criminal defendant’s motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, or lack of mistake or accident. The safeguards are named for the Louisiana Supreme Court’s decision in State v. Prieur, 277 So. 2d 126 (La. 1973).

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