Criminal JurisdictionSee also: Drug Court of New South Wales and Children's Court of New South Wales
The District Court deals with a wide range of criminal matters. The only charges that the District Court cannot deal with are murder or treason, which must be dealt with by the Supreme Court. The types of criminal matters dealt with by the District Court include:
- offences against the person: including offences like manslaughter, malicious wounding to inflict grievous bodily harm and dangerous driving;
- assaults: including offences like common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault of police officers;
- sexual assaults: including offences like sexual assault, indecent assault and carnal knowledge;
- offences relating to property: including offences like robbery from the person, break, enter and steal, larceny (stealing) and embezzlement;
- offences involving illicit drug use: including offences like the importation of heroin and other drugs into Australia, prohibited supply of drugs and possess prohibited drug; and
- offences involving fraud: including offences like passing valueless cheques, obtaining money by deception and forgery.
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... states in which aspects of the criminal activity have taken place may wish to assert jurisdiction over that part, whereas the federal authorities will wish to ... One significant result of the concurrent jurisdiction between state and federal courts (and in some cases between different state courts) is that an individual who violates both state and federal law ... Criminal procedure (investigation) Criminal investigation Arrest warrant Search warrant Probable cause Knock-and-announce Exigent circumstance Reasonable suspicion ...
... Example A criminal defendant is entitled to jury instructions that accurately state the law, permit him to argue his theory of the case, and are supported by the evidence ... writers often use accord to show that the law of one jurisdiction is in accord with that of another jurisdiction ... concerning the same matter in the Federal court having jurisdiction." McClellan v ...
... The District Court hears all serious cases except murder, manslaughter and rape, and can impose a sentence of up to seven years ... Cases are heard in either the Chinese or English languages, at the sole discretion of the trial judge ...
... peace officers their job is, in certain cases entirely civil rather than criminal law enforcement ... manager hire a Chief of Police as the top criminal law enforcement for their jurisdiction (like in the Town of Tombstone) ... or have the board/council/city manager hire a Chief of Police as the top criminal law enforcement for their jurisdiction ...
... of England, academics thought for a long time that the King's Bench was primarily a criminal court ... The court did have some criminal jurisdiction, with a royal ordinance in 1293 directing conspiracy cases to be brought to the King's Bench and the court's judges acting in trailbaston commissions around the country ... Institutions, defines the early King's Bench jurisdiction as "to correct all crimes and misdemeanours that amounted to a breach of the peace, the King being then plaintiff, for such were in ...
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