Court Matters

July 24, 2016

What is meant by beyond reasonable doubt in criminal law?

We can start with by looking to s 141 of the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth) where the criminal standard of proof is as follows: (1) In a criminal proceeding, the court is not to find the case of the prosecution...
July 24, 2016

What elements are involved in stalking?

One of the interesting aspects of the offence of stalking is how it differs slightly depending on the jurisdiction. For instance in Victoria, the offence can be separated in some regards from s 21A of...
July 24, 2016

What rights does a person possess if they have been placed under arrest?

Any person who has been placed under arrest by the police must have their rights explained to them and in the event that this has not occurred, the person should request an explanation of their rights....
July 23, 2016
Maximum Penalties & Criminal Law - George Sten & Co

An introduction to maximum penalties and criminal law

A gauge as to the level of seriousness the legislature treats a criminal offence can be ascertained via the maximum penalty. To illustrate the point we can look to s 5(2)(a) of theSentencing Act 1991 (VIC)...
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