Criminal Code WA is a document that has the Criminal Code of Western Australia. It includes all sorts of information about criminal offenses in WA, including what those offenses are and how to be charged with them.
What is a criminal code?
The criminal code is an exhaustive list of all sorts of offenses under this jurisdiction that a citizen can make.
There are three main points that Criminal Code WA covers:
1) Criminal Offences: Defines crimes for which someone can be charged, such as murder or robbery—also burglary and theft.
2) General Principles: Provides general rules about being found guilty, like the presumption of innocence and the burden of proof.
3) Criminal Procedure: Gives instructions on what happens during a trial, like the importance of getting an interpreter or not being able to testify against yourself.