Time limits on the ODPP electing to prosecute table offences on indictment

By Christopher Parkin

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?’

Dr Seuss

Elections to proceed on indictment, rather than summarily, happen in the Local Court every day. But it is little known and rarely appreciated that if the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) (“DPP”) wishes to elect, that election must take place within a limited time. Continue reading “Time limits on the ODPP electing to prosecute table offences on indictment”

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Attention to detail: Jimenez v R [2017] NSWCCA 1 (27 January 2017)

By Sam Hartridge

Jimenez v R [2017] NSWCCA 1 (27 January 2017)

The applicant was found in possession of a USB with photos of a young girl at Sydney airport.

This matter was an application to the Supreme Court for review of a local court conviction under Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), s 91H(2) – possess child abuse material. The offender applied for leave to appeal to the District Court, which was denied. So he applied the Supreme Court under s 78 of the Crimes (Appeal and Review) Act 2001.

Continue reading “Attention to detail: Jimenez v R [2017] NSWCCA 1 (27 January 2017)”