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.


5. How a criminal proceeding is commenced

5. How a criminal proceeding is commenced

A criminal proceeding is commenced by-

(a) filing or signing a charge-sheet in accordance with section 6; or

(b) filing a direct indictment in accordance with section 159; or

(c) a direction under section 415 that a person be tried for before a jury.

Schedule 1 describes what a charge or indictment must contain.


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