Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility)

Definition of "Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility)"
  1. A principle allowing a person accused of a crime to present their favorable character traits as part of their defense strategy through others' opinions of them
How to use "Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility)" in a sentence
  1. In his trial, the defendant implemented the Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility) by having his childhood teacher testify about his good nature.
  2. The Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility) was invoked, enabling character references to be introduced as part of the defense.
  3. Using the Mercy Rule (Character Evidence Admissibility), the defendant's neighbor gave a statement highlighting her non-violent personality.

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