What Is Evidence Code § 1109 in a Domestic Violence Case?

As a general principle, it is improper to introduce evidence of prior bad acts to prove specific conduct by someone on another date.  Such evidence is unduly prejudicial and unlikely to probative.  An exception exists when the case involves domestic violence, as provided for under Evidence Code § 1109, and prior uncharged acts of domestic violence.  Why is this allowed?  What are the limits to this?  Click on the following link to find out.


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