Dawson v R [1961] HCA 74; (1961) 106 CLR 1 (23 November 1961)

[1961] HCA 74

Criminal Law – Evidence – Cross-examination of accused – Questions tending to show previous convictions of accused – “Nature or conduct of the defence is such as to involve imputations on the character of the prosecutor or the witnesses for the prosecution” – Denial by accused of making admissions to police – Crimes Act 1958 (Vict.), s. 399 (e) (ii).