Criminal proceedings: practice and procedure


The pre-trial, trial and sentencing hearing procedures for criminal proceedings in the Court are stated in the Criminal Procedure Act 1986, the Land and Environment Court Act 1979, and Land and Environment Court Rules 2007 and adopted provisions of the Supreme Court Rules 1970 and Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005.

The Court has a practice note, which specifies the practice and procedure for criminal proceedings.  This document is Practice Note – Class 5 proceedings.

The statutory provisions and Practice Note state the steps that need to be undertaken before the first directions hearing, at the first directions hearing, before the second directions hearing, at the second directions hearing, and at the trial or sentencing hearing.





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