bad character

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If mismatches at the last character of the window, the Berry Ravindran bad character shift value is used.
The rule prohibiting admissibility of bad character evidence relating to an accused person is a sensible and thoroughly considered one.
Miss Whyte, junior prosecution counsel in the Rhys Jones trial, designed the talk to bring defence and prosecution lawyers up to date with recent developments in the way evidence of defendants' and witnesses' bad character is admitted before a jury.
This Note argues that the Criminal Justice Act, with its subsequent revisions, sets forth the best statutory approach to the issue of bad character evidence in criminal prosecutions.
Stress was the most commonly cited cause (92%), followed by genetics (71%), chemical imbalance (70%), upbringing (70%), and a bad character (67%).
And conversely, if they don't know what is right or have bad character they are more likely to behave unethically.
It's a cop show, but I don't know if I'm a good or bad character.
Benjamin Franklin, who disliked Wilkes, believed that "had the King had a bad character and Wilkes a good one, the latter might have turned the former out of his kingdom.
Conservative political ideology was related to attributing the vignette problem to bad character, indirectly affecting support for legal coercion.
A spokesman for the committee said the rules are simply a matter of preventive lawyering -- just so the court can ensure that individuals are complying with existing laws that prohibit people of bad character from serving as lawyers.
Unlike the problems of, say, simple incompetence or bad character (which typically either are there or are not), alcoholic misconduct and serious mental disturbance tend to come and go, with plenty of ambiguous behavior, spectacular flameouts followed by vows to reform, more backsliding, and imaginative rationalization through second, third, and fourth chances.
Typically, in such cases, the defense argues against the introduction of body armor as evidence, or testimony regarding a defendant's use or proximity to body armor, as being improper to show bad character on the part of the defendant.