Rule 404(B) - The Prosecutor's Rule
Evidence of a crime, wrong, or other act is not admissible to prove a person's character in order to show that on a particular occasion the person acted in accordance with the character.
The evidence may be admissible for another purpose such as proving motive, opportunity, intent, preparation, plan, knowledge, identity, absence of mistake, or lack of accident. On request by the defendant in a criminal case, the PA must:
- provide reasonable notice of the general nature of any such evidence that the prosecutor intends to offer at trial; and
- do so before trial - or during trial if the court, for good cause, excuses lack of pretrial notice