Questions On The Criminal Code Act

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1. Which court did you attend and what was the date of your attendance? On the 2nd of October 2014, I attended the Magistrates Court in Holland Park. 2. What kind of hearing did you attend? The hearing that I attended was a summary. I was able to tell that the hearing I attended was a summary as the magistrate listened to submissions from the prosecutor and the defense lawyer then decided on the penalty. (Summary hearing. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2014) 3. What were the charges against the defendant? Were these summary or indictable offences? How did you know this? The charges against the defendant were proving false or misleading statements and providing false or misleading documents. According to the Criminal Code Act 1995 a person is guilty of an offence if: the person produces a document to another person; and the person does so knowing that the document is false or misleading; and the document is produced in compliance or purported compliance with a law of the commonwealth. These offences were summary offences as there was no jury present in the courtroom. 4. Who was present in the courtroom? Identify the positions of all the people present (i.e. judge, prosecutor, bailiff, defendant, jury, etc) and give a brief description of their role and what you observed them do in the courtroom during your visit. The people present in the courtroom was the Judge, defense lawyer, defendant, Police prosecutor, court clerk and the public. In this

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