2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 12. Civil Procedure
§12-2404. Character evidence not admissible to prove conduct - Exceptions - Other crimes.

12 OK Stat § 12-2404 (2015) What's This?

A. Evidence of a person's character or a trait of his character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except:

1. Evidence of a pertinent trait of character offered by an accused or by the prosecution to rebut the same;

2. Evidence of a pertinent trait of character of the victim of the crime offered by an accused, or by the prosecution to rebut the same, or evidence of a character trait of peacefulness of the victim offered by the prosecution in a homicide case to rebut evidence that the victim was the first aggressor; or

3. Evidence of the character of a witness, as provided in Sections 2607, 2608 and 2609 of this Code.

B. 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.

Added by Laws 1978, c. 285, § 404, eff. Oct. 1, 1978. Amended by Laws 1991, c. 62, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Oklahoma may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.