1. If the defence has agreed previous convictions, you will not need to prove these at trial. If the defence raise any objection, or if the convictions in question are of a person other than the defendant, you will need to prove the convictions by a signed certificate of conviction (Crown Court) or copy of the memorandum of conviction (magistrates' court), together with proof that the person named in the Certificate is the person whose conviction is in issue. 2
2. Where it is necessary to prove previous advice or enforcement action, which has not been agreed by the defendant, you must:
3. Citing previous convictions is explained in the sentencing section.