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QLD Transferring District Court Cases to Another City?

Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by Blaze, 11 March 2016.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze Member

    11 March 2016
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    A Defendant decides to plead guilty to an Indictable Offence, which can see them sentenced to jail for up to 2 years, with parole after 8 months.

    My question is, can the Defendant plead guilty, and have the sentencing hearing take place in another District Court in the same state whence the Offence took place, in this case, QLD? And would the person be imprisoned in the jail in the jurisdiction where the guilty plea and sentencing hearing took place or would they be transferred back to the jail in the jurisdiction where the alleged Offence took place for the period of incarceration?

    Also, I haven't been able to find the actual legislation on transferring a guilty plea and sentencing hearing to another District Court in QLD. If anyone can provide a link or URL for that I'd much appreciate seeing that paperwork.
  2. Lance

    Lance Well-Known Member

    31 October 2015
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