Recent Updates to the Victorian Criminal Proceedings Manual

Criminal Charge Book and Criminal Proceedings Manual updated in response to recent cases.

Updates include:

Criminal Proceedings Manual

  • Amending a charge sheet – Walters v Magistrates’ Court of Victoria
  • Necessary particulars of a charge-sheet – Baida Poultry v VWA
  • Dangers of judicial intervention – Percival v R and Piccolotto v R
  • Exercise of peremptory challenges – Theodoropoulos v R
  • Multiple accused and separate trials – Young & Ors v R
  • Change of plea – Weston v R

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Criminal Charge Book

  • Requests for jury directions – Horton v R
  • Details on confessions and admissions – Payne v R
  • Operation of new statutory provisions on incriminating conduct – Lowe v R and Maeda v DPP (Cth)
  • Judge’s obligation to tell the jury about possible reasons for delay in complaint – Hermanus v R

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