of bad character

References in classic literature ?
You have heard of a man of bad character, whose true name is Compeyson?
Owing to the proximity of the Hay Market, the number of establishments of bad character, the preponderance of the trading and working class population crowded in these streets and alleys in the heart of Petersburg, types so various were to be seen in the streets that no figure, however queer, would have caused surprise.
A caution is not a criminal conviction, but it could be used as evidence of bad character if the individual concerned is taken to court accused of another crime.
Your real difficulty is that you are a person of bad character particularly for violence.
His recorded previous violent history and record of bad character has not fully been taken into account, neither have the shattered lives of Andy's family and partner.
He added: "We say that is evidence of bad character on behalf of the defendant.
This is due to the recognition that it would be unfair to allow the accused to testify that he would never commit a particular act due to his good character, while preventing the Crown from presenting evidence of bad character.
Suliman had accused Aisha of being of bad character and made dozens of other accusations against her, but Mohammadzai said none of that was true.
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.
She is not of bad character and thankfully it has been proven now it was a miscarriage of justice.
The incidents are admissible as evidence of bad character.