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How much weight does "bad character" add to a completely

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how much weight does "bad character" add to a completely unrelated charge?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i am studying a murder trial in which there are three defendants (the one who while intoxicated ran over a man) one brother killed himself. So there is the verdict tomorrow and i am worried that the prosecution spent so much effort repeating poor behaviour from years gone by that the jury thinks this innocent man should be convicted
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.

Yes, that is probably right.

Bad character very rarely adds anything at all in my experience unless it literally amounts to something that would have been admissible under the old similar fact evidence.

Bad character isn't usually admitted to an unrelated charge though. If it is genuinely unrelated then I would be surprised if anybody takes the remotest notice of it.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

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Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.

Are you ready now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am desperate to show how manipulative this prosecutor is
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 1 year ago.

I keep getting a dead line. Do I have the right number?

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