- Good Reputation (character) for Truth – if a witnesses character for truthfulness and veracity has been attacked, other witnesses may be called to testify to the good reputation for truth of the impeached witness.
- Form of testimony:
FED = reputation or opinion;
Evidence of specific acts = NOT ALLOWED.
- Prior Consistent Statement – A prior consistent statement may be used to rehabilitate if the prior statement is consistent with the witness’s trial testimony; the opposing party has suggested through impeachment that the witness has a motive to lie or exaggerate, and the prior statement was made before the motive to lie arose. The previous statement is also substantive evidence of the truth of its contents.