New criminal procedure
On 1 July 2013, the final stage of Criminal Procedure Act 2011 commenced, introducing the biggest overhaul of the criminal justice system in 50 years. The resulting changes will simplify and streamline court processes and cut out unnecessary steps.
More information on the criminal processes from 1 July 2013 is available from the Information for legal professionals webpage. This includes the final forms and notices for use by legal professionals, and also incorporates information contained in infosheets developed by the Criminal Procedure Act Implementation project.
View background information on criminal procedure simplification.