CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IACA - Witness identity protection for operatives  

Division 1 - Preliminary  

SECTION 15MC   When a charge is outstanding or pending  

(1)  
For the purposes of this Part:


(a) a charge against a person for an offence is outstanding until the charge is finally dealt with in any of the following ways:


(i) the charge is withdrawn;

(ii) the charge is dismissed by a court;

(iii) the person is discharged by a court following a committal hearing;

(iv) the person is acquitted or found guilty of the offence by a court; and


(b) a charge against a person for an offence is pending if the person has not yet been charged with the offence, but:


(i) the person has been arrested for the offence, unless the person has been later released without being charged with an offence; or

(ii) a summons to appear before a court to answer a charge for the offence has been served on the person; and


(c) an allegation of professional misconduct against a person is outstanding if the allegation has not been finally dealt with in accordance with the procedures that apply for the purposes of dealing with an allegation of that kind.




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