If you have been charged with a criminal offence and you say you did not commit the offence then your matter will be listed for trial. Criminal offences are categorised as Indictable Offences, Summary Offences or Either-way Offences.
Indictable offences are serious offences and pleas of not guilty result in a trial in the District Court or the Supreme court if the charge is murder or manslaughter or arson.
Summary offences are less serious offences (note: some offences can result in immediate imprisonment) pleas of not guilty result in a hearing in the Magistrates Court.
Either way offences will remain in the Magistrates Court or travel to the District Court depending on the seriousness of the alleged offending.
We conduct defence trials and defended hearings for our clients entirely in-house. Marc Saupin conducts all our client criminal defence trials appearing in the District Court or Supreme Court or in the Magistrates Court.
We also travel far to appear at trials. for example, the geographic location of where the offence is alleged to have occurred will determine where the trial will take place. Courts appear in all Australian capital cities, major country towns and even way out in the bush.
If you have been charges with a criminal offence and you intend to plead not guilty then give us a call right now on 0422 656 589 to find out more about how we go about conducting criminal defence trials.