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What is a committal hearing?

What is a committal hearing?

A committal hearing is a preliminary hearing held in the Magistrates Court to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for an accused person to stand trial in a higher court.
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Amended guidelines to assess weapons licensing in Queensland

Amended guidelines to assess weapons licensing in Queensland

Amendments to weapons licencing assessments have seen an apparent increase in the number of refusals to grant or renew a license. If you've had an adverse decision about your application, you have 28 days to appeal to QCAT.
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Offences related to accessory or party to a crime

Being an accessory to (“aiding and abetting”) a crime

It is possible that someone can be convicted of an offence even though not performing any of the acts or omissions which constitute the offence. Such people are known as a “party” to the offence, sometimes also called an “accomplice” or an “accessory”.
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What is double jeopardy in criminal law?

What is double jeopardy?

A second prosecution can’t be brought after an acquittal and a person can’t be further punished after being convicted and sentenced. The legal principle that ensures this is commonly referred to as “double jeopardy”.
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