Criminal proceedings: the process 

 

These pages describe criminal cases that may be heard by the Land and Environment Court. These are for offences against a variety of planning, environmental and mining laws (environmental offences).  The particular laws are specified in s 21 of the Land and Environment Court Act 1979 (“the Court Act”). 

The most common types of prosecutions are for:

Cases of this kind are allocated to Class 5 of the Court’s jurisdiction. Criminal proceedings in Class 5 of the Court’s jurisdiction are heard and disposed of in a summary manner, by a judge alone without a jury.

These pages outline:

  • proceedings in this class
  • who has rights to bring proceedings
  • when the proceedings must be commenced
  • how to commence proceedings
  • what to expect during the proceedings.

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