Criminal law: February 2018

Reporting and analysis of the most recent notable decisions of the NSWSC and NSWCCA. By THOMAS SPOHR.

Interlocutory appeals to the court of criminal appeal: a consideration of competency

Section 5F of the Criminal Appeal Act 1912 (NSW) provides for interlocutory appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeal. There are important things to consider….

Bail in 2016: a wrap from the Court of Criminal Appeal

Bail decisions made by the Court of Criminal Appeal provide precedential value in relation to the interpretation and operation of the Bail Act 2013 (NSW)….

Police detention of people who appear mentally ill or mentally disturbed

Whether a person appears to a police officer to be mentally ill or disturbed is assessed purely on the subjective belief of that officer at…