The Criminal Procedure Legislation Amendment Act 2008 (Vic) created a sentence indication scheme in the Magistrates’ Court and a pilot sentence indication scheme in the higher courts (the County and Supreme Courts). These amendments were broadly consistent with the recommendations in the Council’s Sentence Indication and Specified Sentence Discounts Final Report.
The report on the pilot scheme is a response to the Attorney-General’s request for the Council to monitor the pilot sentence indication scheme in the higher courts. The Council was asked to provide information to inform the government’s decision on whether or not to extend the pilot scheme beyond the sunset date. The Council was also asked to make recommendations as to whether any changes should be made to the operation of the scheme.
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