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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 49

Alternative verdicts for certain other offences against the person

If, on a trial for an offence against a provision specified in column 2 in an item in table 49, the jury is not satisfied that the accused is guilty of that offence but is satisfied that the accused is guilty of an offence against a provision specified in column 3 in that item, it may find the accused not guilty of the offence charged but guilty of the offence against the provision specified in column 3:

Table 49

column 1

Item

column 2

offence charged

column 3

alternative offences

1

section 12 (2)

(Murder)

              •     section 15 (2) (Manslaughter)
•     section 17 (1) (Suicide—aiding etc)
•     section 17 (2)
•     section 42 (Child destruction)
•     section 47 (1) (Concealment of birth)

2

section 15 (1)

(Manslaughter)

              •     section 17 (1) (Suicide—aiding etc)
•     section 17   (2)
•     section 20 (Recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 25 (Causing grievous bodily harm)
•     section 29 (2) (Culpable driving of motor vehicle)
•     section 42 (Child destruction)
•     section 47  (1) (Concealment of birth)

3

section 19

(Intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm)

              •     section 20 (Recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 21 (Wounding), simple offence
•     section 23 (Inflicting actual bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 43 (Childbirth—grievous bodily harm)

4

section 20

(Recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm)

              •     section 23 (Inflicting actual bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 25 (Causing grievous bodily harm)
•     section 29  (4) (Culpable driving of motor vehicle)
•     section 43  (Childbirth—grievous bodily harm)

5

section 21

(Wounding)

              •     section 23 (Inflicting actual bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 24 (Assault occasioning actual bodily harm), simple offence
•     section 26 (Common assault), simple offence

6

section 22

(Assault with intent to commit other offence)

              •     section 26 (Common assault), simple offence

7

section 24

(Assault occasioning actual bodily harm)

              •     section 26 (Common assault), simple offence

8

section 27 (3) (a)

(Acts endangering life etc—choking etc rendering person unconscious etc)

              •     section 28 (2) (a) (Acts endangering health etc), simple offence

9

section 27 (3) (b)

(Acts endangering life etc—administering drugs etc endangering life etc)

              •     section 28 (2) (b) (Acts endangering health etc), simple offence

10

section 27 (3) (e)

(Acts endangering life etc—causing explosions etc endangering life etc)

              •     section 28 (2) (c) (Acts endangering health etc), simple offence

11

section 27 (3) (f)

(Acts endangering life etc—setting traps endangering life etc)

              •     section 28 (2) (d) (Acts endangering health etc), simple offence

12

section 27 (3) (g)

(Acts endangering life etc—interfering with conveyances and endangering life etc)

              •     section 28 (2) (e) (Acts endangering health etc), simple offence

13

section 28 (2) (a)

(Acts endangering health etc—choking, suffocating or strangling)

              •     section 26 (Common assault), simple offence

14

section 29 (2) (Culpable driving of motor vehicle)—causing death

              •     Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999

, section 6 (1), penalty, paragraph (a) (Negligent driving)—causing death

15

section 29 (4) (Culpable driving of motor vehicle)—causing grievous bodily harm

              •     Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999

, section 6 (1), penalty, paragraph (b) (Negligent driving)—causing grievous bodily harm



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