Welcome to the Criminal Procedure Act 2009

The Criminal Procedure Act 2009 has been in operation for a few years now. While there continues to be interpretation and amendment of its provisions, the transition from the old legislation to the new has successfully been made, and a blog exclusively dedicated to the Act is no longer necessary.

If you're looking for a frequently updated blog on general legal matters in Victoria, have a look at Quis Custodes Ipsos Custodes? by the same authors.


27. Summary offences

27. Summary offences

A charge for a summary offence is to be heard and determined summarily in accordance with this Chapter or, if the case requires, Division 1 of Part 5.8.


The procedure set out in the Infringements Act 2006 may be used instead of commencing a proceeding for certain offences. See section 99 of the Magistrates' Court Act 1989.


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