MRE 608(b)

Rule 608(b) Evidence of Character and Conduct of Witness

(b) Specific instances of conduct. Specific instances of the conduct of a witness, for

the purpose of attacking or supporting the witness' credibility, other than conviction

of crime as provided in Rule 609, may not be proved by extrinsic evidence. They

may, however, in the discretion of the court, if probative of truthfulness or

untruthfulness, be inquired into on cross-examination of the witness (1) concerning

the witness' character for truthfulness or untruthfulness, or (2) concerning the

character for truthfulness or untruthfulness of another witness as to which

character the witness being cross-examined has testified.

The giving of testimony, whether by an accused or by any other witness, does not

operate as a waiver of the accused's or the witness' privilege against selfincrimination when examined with respect to matters which relate only to