DPP v Kypri [2011] VSCA 257: charges 'ineffective', but not nullities, for failing to name the sub-section

The decision of DPP v Kypri [2011] VSCA 257 was handed down this morning. We discussed the case here, here and here. For those unfamiliar with it, the argument (successful at the original hearing, again on appeal to the Supreme Court, but not on this most recent appeal to the Court of Appeal) was that …

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DPP v Kypri [2011] VSCA 257: charges ‘ineffective’, but not nullities, for failing to name the sub-section

The decision of DPP v Kypri [2011] VSCA 257 was handed down this morning. We discussed the case here, here and here. For those unfamiliar with it, the argument (successful at the original hearing, again on appeal to the Supreme Court, but not on this most recent appeal to the Court of Appeal) was that …

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Your sentence starts…later

A common occurrence in Magistrates' Courts is when a magistrate suspends or cancels the drivers licence of an accused person — frequently because of some mandatory provision such as for speeding or drink-driving — and the accused person or their lawyer then requests the Court order that the suspension not commence till some later time. …

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