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.


400. Right to be heard

400. Right to be heard

(1) Subject to subsection (2), the court must not make an order awarding costs against a person without giving that person a reasonable opportunity to be heard.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to an order for costs made on the hearing and determination of a charge in the absence of the accused in accordance with Division 10 of Part 3.3.


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