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QLD Commencing Criminal Law Action After Civil Law Action is Completed?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Dwayne Harry, 22 February 2016.

  1. Dwayne Harry

    Dwayne Harry Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Apologies for my lack of understanding, however, I am still a bit confused as to whether you can commence Criminal Law Action at the same time or after Civil Law Action.

    I have recently been advised that I cannot commence Criminal Law Action until Civil Law Action has completed. This seems surprising in that Civil Law Action can take up to 2 years or more leaving the accused to commit more crimes?

    Can someone please clarify for me?

    Kind Regards
     
  2. Tazzydownunder

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    I am going through both at the same time
     
  3. Dwayne Harry

    Dwayne Harry Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    So what's your understanding of the situation?

    Can you commence criminal action prior to civil action?

    Cheers
     
  4. Dwayne Harry

    Dwayne Harry Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody else have a response to my query?

    Cheers
     
  5. Dwayne Harry

    Dwayne Harry Well-Known Member

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    If someone does an "act" that they are guilty of in both Criminal Law and Civil Law, do they need to be found negligent in Civil Law prior to being charged under Criminal Law?

    Or can they be charged under Criminal Law first and then be sued under Civil Law? Or can both Criminal Law and Civil Law proceed at the same time?
     

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