A spent conviction is one which in some circumstances, does not require the convicted person to disclose that conviction. Having a conviction made spent does not alter the penalty or the sentence for that conviction, but it limits the extent to which a person is required to disclose it. Whilst a spe..Read More
What are Diversionary Programs?
July 7, 2022
Within the Western Australia criminal justice system there are a number of diversionary programs available to accused persons in the Perth Magistrates Court. A diversionary program is a pre-sentencing program which an accused person may engage with in order to address the factors which contributed t..Read More
What are Summary and Indictable offences?
June 6, 2022
Whenever a person is charged with a criminal offence in Western Australia, their matter will start in the Magistrates Court. This is where all criminal matters are first heard. From here, depending on the particular offence, the matter may proceed to another court. There are two different types of o..Read More