State of Tasmania v Howlett [2008] TASSC 38 (5 August 2008)

[2008] TASSC 38

Criminal Law – Evidence – Judicial discretion to admit or exclude evidence – Prejudicial evidence – Particular cases – Offences of unlawful injury to property and causing grievous bodily harm – Defences of accident and self-defence – Proposed cross-examination of accused as to steroid use and its effects – Evidence potentially relevant to accused’s state of mind – Danger of unfair prejudice outweighing probative value.
Evidence Act 2001  (Tas), s137.
Aust Dig Criminal Law [422]