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Articles - Criminal Defence

The role of guardians and attorneys in criminal law proceedings

The role of guardians and attorneys in criminal law proceedings

Important changes to the law surrounding guardians and attorneys were introduced in November 2020 which now expressly provides that a guardian or an attorney cannot enter a plea in a criminal proceeding on behalf of another individual.
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Two new laws related to child sex offences: Failure to Protect and Failure to Report

New offences for failing to report and protect children from child sex offences

New offences for failing to report and protect children from child sex offences came into effect in Queensland on 5 July 2021; The offence of "Failure to Protect" and the offence of "Failure to Report".
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When can multiple criminal charges be tried at the same time?

When can multiple criminal charges be tried together?

A look at when multiple criminal charges can be tried at the same time and also a case where multiple charges were joined on the same indictment, however, the court found this should not have occurred.
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Alternatives options Police have to laying criminal charges

Alternative options to criminal charges

Charging a person criminally can have far-reaching consequences , not only for the charged person, but also for his or her family, the community, and the criminal justice system. So, what other options are there to laying criminal charges?
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