Unknown Story

Unknown Story

Storyboard Text

  • 1. Investigation
  • 2. decision to charge
  • 3. charging and preceding
  • Investigation is the first step to a criminal prosecution. The CDPP prosecutes Commonwealth offences and but has no authority when investigating. The job of the investigator is to get statements and information from witnesses and collect evidence that will be used in criminal prosecution. A statement from the victim of the crime and from other people who may know something about the incident but not always a reliable source. if the investigator thinks theirs enough evidence has been to support the truth a criminal charge, this evidence is compiled in a brief.
  • 4. trial
  • The decision to charge is the most important step and the decision is chosen by the cddp if they are charged it is based on reasonable prospects of securing a conviction; and the public interest requires a prosecution.
  • 5. sentencing
  • If the CDDP supports and thinks there should be charges laid a processes called the initiating process will commence and sent to the defendant and will be advised of the charges and but they are first have to attend court. Which court they go to will be determined by a judge and it depends on the severity of the case and the defendant either pleas guilty or not guilty and advice is advised by a lawyer
  • 6. appeals
  • During a trial the prosecution calls witnesses to support their case to the judge.. The defendant can choose to give or call evidence. The onus of proof is on the prosecution the defense does not have to prove that the defendant is innocent. When all the evidence has been given, the judge sums up both sides of the argument for the jury and directs it to decide if the defendant is guilty or not guilty. The jury then leaves the courtroom to make its decision.
  • The court will mean that a sentence or order that is the severity is appropriate of the offence. Sentences can include a term of imprisonment, home detention, conditional release, a fine, or orders such as a community service order.
  • People who are convicted of an offence have the right to ask another court to review a decision by a lower court. A defendant may lodge an appeal against being found guilty and/or against the sentence if they consider the sentence or verdict was not in accordance with the law.
Over 20 Million Storyboards Created
Storyboard That Family