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Crime, police and victims of crime

Crime, police and victims of crime

 

  

Appearing in court

Find information here about appearing in a criminal court generally as well as specific information about Legal Aid WA's Duty Lawyer Service, appearing in the Magistrates Court on a plea of guilty or not guilty and what to include if you are submitting character and other references to the court. There is also information about what bail is, what the different conditions of bail might be, the consequences of breaching bail and what it means to be a surety. More... 

 

    

Bail and surety

If you are charged with a criminal offence you may be placed on bail. Find out more about what bail is, what the different conditions of bail might be, the consequences of breaching bail and what it means to be a surety. More...

 

Criminal records and spent convictions

There is information here about what a criminal record is and what is included in it. Information about spent conviction orders is provided, as well as information about how to apply for a spent conviction order at the time of sentencing or to apply to have an old conviction spent. More...

Appeals

See detailed information here about criminal appeals, including links to self help kits. More...

 

Fines and infringement notices

Find out the difference between a fine and an infringement notice. There is also information about how to pay, what to do if you dispute the fine or infringement notice and what might happen if you do not pay. More...

 

Police and security officers

It is useful to understand the extent of the powers that police and other people in authority have. There is information here about police powers, answering questions from police, powers of railway police and powers of security officers and crowd controllers. More...

 

General information for prisoners

If you or someone you know is in prison, information here may assist you to understand more about Legal Aid WA's services as well as other services that may be of assistance. More... 

 

 

Complaints to the CCC against public officers

The Corruption and Crime Commission (CCC) accepts and can investigate allegations of misconduct by WA public officers. The Office of the Parliamentary Inspector of the CCC looks into allegations of misconduct by the CCC. More...

 

Victims of crime

Find out information about claiming compensation if you are a victim of crime. Information about compensation and restitution orders for victims of crime is also included. More...

 

Avoiding identity theft

Find out here about identity theft and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft. More...

 

 

 

Frozen assets

The Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 (WA) gives the police and the Director of Public Prosecutions power to seek orders freezing and confiscating certain property. More...

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last reviewed: 08/09/2010

Last modified: 2/09/2015 3:21 PM

Disclaimer

The information displayed on this page is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia aims to provide information that is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided on this page or incorporated into it by reference.