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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 678A

ch 68

678A ch 68

(1) This chapter applies if a person has been acquitted of an offence, whether before, on or after the commencement of this section.
(2) However, this chapter does not apply if, in relation to a charge of an offence, although a person was acquitted of the offence as charged, the person was convicted instead of a lesser offence.
Example—
• in relation to a charge of the offence of murder, a person was acquitted of murder and convicted instead of manslaughter
• in relation to a charge of an offence committed with circumstances of aggravation, a person was acquitted of the offence committed with circumstances of aggravation and convicted instead of the offence without any of the circumstances of aggravation
(3) This section extends to a person acquitted in proceedings outside this State of an offence under the law of the place where the proceedings were held.
(4) However, this section does not extend as mentioned in subsection (3) if the law of the place where the proceedings were held does not permit the person to be retried and the application of this chapter to the retrial is inconsistent with the Commonwealth Constitution or a law of the Commonwealth.



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