Criminal Trials in Australia

Criminal Trials A criminal is given the opportunity to be fairly and equitably trialed for the very reason that the system aims to prevent locking up innocent people until proven guilty. It’s for this reason that a criminal trial exists so that an impartial judge can decide whether sufficient evidence has been presented and legally … Continue reading Criminal Trials in Australia

Forensic Procedures in Queensland

Forensic Procedures Forensic procedures are part of a police investigations. It generally involves taking a sample from a person for investigative purposes. It’s important you understand your rights when it comes to taking part in forensic procedures. What is a forensic procedure? Common forensic procedures include taking finger, toe, feet or hand prints, photos or … Continue reading Forensic Procedures in Queensland

Underage Witnesses in Queensland Courts

Children as witnesses in Queensland Children and underage youth are sometimes required to be witnesses in a court room. Unfortunately, in many cases, these children are the victims of the crime itself. When placed on the stand, they are subject to some quite direct, intimidating, traumatising and sometimes misleading questions which can cause further compounded … Continue reading Underage Witnesses in Queensland Courts

Summary Offences and Indictable Offences

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What is the difference between summary and indictable offences? There are many different terms used in the legal system, which can be often confusing for the average person. If someone is arrested and charged with an offence, their offence is categorised based on the seriousness of it. This influences which type of Court the matter … Continue reading Summary Offences and Indictable Offences