Articles matching Court Appearances


When can a term of imprisonment be suspended by the courts?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Criminal Law

When a person has been found guilty of committing a criminal offence, depending on the individual circumstance, there may be instances where a term of...

Can intoxication from alcohol or drugs be used as a defence to a crime?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Weapons, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Criminal Law Matters

Can being intoxicated or drunk be used as a defence for criminal matters? Find out here.

Double jeopardy: Can a person be punished twice for the same offence in Australia?

Filed under: Court Appearances, Anti-Social Laws, Indecent and Sexual Assault, Murder, Sexual Offences, Drug Offences, Assault & Battery, Robbery & Theft, Drink Driving, Witnesses and Victims

It’s perhaps somewhat surprising when you think about how much of the law filters through via popular media and is particularly noticeable when it comes...

Victorian Court Of Appeal On How Much Assistance A Court Should Give To A Self-Represented Litigant

Filed under: Court Appearances

Self-represented litigants are a relatively common feature of civil litigation. This case demonstrates how easily a trial may miscarry even where the...

WA Court Of Appeal Caution On The Admissibility Of Evidence Of Surrounding Circumstances

Filed under: Court Appearances

The WA Court of Appeal has, without deciding the question, cast doubt on whether the High Court in Woodside Corporation t/as Verve Energy v Woodside Energy...

NSW Supreme Court On The Reliability Of Affidavit Versus Oral Evidence

Filed under: Court Appearances, Commercial Law, Business Law

A reminder of the respective limitations of affidavit and oral evidence, when one method might be preferred over another, and what, if any, reliance should...

Do Australians actually have the right to a fair trial if charged with a criminal offence?

Filed under: Court Appearances

One of the more dearly held precepts in relation to the Australian criminal justice system is the belief that an accused has the right to a fair trial....

Subpoenas - what is a subpoena and what to do if you receive one

Filed under: Court Appearances

Subpoenas made headlines recently when media reports emerged of allegations that the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) may have destroyed...

Not Guilty? A Simple Outline of Trial Process

Filed under: Court Appearances, Criminal Law

If you deny the charges against you and believe you are not guilty your case may go to trial. If you successfully defend yourself against the charges you...

How is a defence raised in a criminal matter?

Filed under: Court Appearances

The legal process can often seem convoluted and difficult to navigate, especially for any person who is not familiar with the practice of law. One potential...

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