Criminal and Traffic OffencesNSW

This comprehensive and easy-to-follow publication covers all aspects of criminal practice and procedure for summary and indictable offences in the Local Court of NSW.

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This comprehensive and easy-to-follow publication covers all aspects of criminal practice and procedure for summary and indictable offences in the Local Court of NSW.

Written by experienced criminal law practitioners, these guides provide practical tips for lawyers new to this area of work and a detailed overview to assist all practitioners, especially those supervising younger lawyers.

There are supplementary guides for advising clients on the following criminal law proceedings and actions in NSW:

  • Apprehended violence orders;
  • Commonwealth offences;
  • Subpoenas (issuing and receiving);
  • Traffic offences.

The guides include precedents and detailed commentary, and provide easy to understand coverage of the procedural aspects of criminal law matters, from arrest and charge through to hearing and sentencing, including avenues of appeal and costs applications.

Precedents in this publication include:

  • Police station instructions and advice record;
  • Court reference information sheet;
  • Court attendance sheet;
  • Suite of attendance notes for every stage of the process;
  • Letters to the client, police, prosecution, and third parties;
  • Initial letters to clients for a variety of traffic offences including possible outcomes;
  • Example content for apprehended violence orders.

The detailed Retainer Instructions ensures nothing is missed and the client is properly advised.

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