Criminal Law

Sentencing Options

For the majority of people, their first exposure to the Criminal justice system occurs when they are charged with offences that are dealt with at the Local Court. This is because most offences committed each year are summary in nature, and as such are not serious enough to warrant appearances before the District Courts or …

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What is a Crime?

What is a Crime?  There are many Crimes or Offences. A lot are contained in the Crimes Act but many more are contained in other Statutes both of the State and Federal Parliaments.  The range of Offences vary from Murder down to Parking. Most criminal matters are commenced by the Police or the Director of …

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