ADMISSION OF DEFENDANT’S PREVIOUS CONVICTION

[2009] EWCA Crim 103 [2009] EWCA Crim 103

A judge was entitled to allow the prosecution to admit evidence of a defendant’s prior convictions for burglary on the basis that his defence to the instant allegation of burglary incorporated an attack on the victim’s character for the purposes of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.101(1)(g).