CRIMES ACT 1914
Simplified outline of operation of Part
This Part provides for forensic procedures to be carried out on:
If the carrying out of a forensic procedure is authorised under this Part, it must be carried out in accordance with rules and procedures set out in Division 6 .
If a forensic procedure covered by this Part is carried out without proper authority under this Part, evidence obtained through the procedure may be inadmissible in proceedings against the suspect (Division 7 ).
However, certain rules are modified or do not apply if the forensic procedure is carried out in response to a request by a foreign country or an international tribunal, or a request by a foreign law enforcement agency (Division 9A ).
This Part also:
This Part does not apply to the taking of hand prints, finger prints, foot prints or toe prints:
(a) from a suspect who is under 18 years of age or is incapable of managing his or her affairs, if the suspect has been arrested and charged as mentioned in section 3ZJ ; or
(b) from a suspect who is at least 18 years of age and is capable of managing his or her affairs, if the suspect is in lawful custody in respect of an offence as mentioned in section 3ZJ .