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Committal Process

The committal process in the Magistrates Court for minor indictable and major indictable matters is divided into two, separate court hearings:

See Criminal Procedure Act 1921 (SA) s 109(1).

Committal proceedings can only be commenced once the DPP has made a charge determination [s 106(1)(e)].

The purpose of committal proceedings is for the magistrate to conduct a preliminary examination of the matter and to determine if the defendant should be committed to trial for the offence(s) in a superior court.

Committal Process  :  Last Revised: Wed Feb 28th 2018
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