Supreme Court of Tasmania

SUPREME COURT OF TASMANIA

 

 

CIRCULAR TO PRACTITIONERS

 

 

 

No 11 of 2013                                                                               20 June 2013

 

 

CRIMINAL APPEALS – USE OF THE DOCK

 

 

The arrangements set out below are subject to any order or direction of the Court of Criminal Appeal in a particular case. 

 

Defence Appeals

 

If the appellant is neither in custody nor on bail, he or she may attend the hearing, and is not obliged to sit in the dock.  Unless such an appellant has been ordered or directed to attend the hearing, he or she is not obliged to attend.  However the Court considers attendance desirable.

 

If the appellant is in custody, or if the appellant has been released on bail pending the determination of the appeal, then the appellant must be placed in the dock and accompanied there by a correctional officer. 

 

Crown Appeals

 

If the respondent is neither in custody nor on bail, he or she may attend the hearing, and is not obliged to sit in the dock.  Unless such a respondent has been ordered or directed to attend the hearing, he or she is not obliged to attend.  However the Court considers attendance desirable. 

 

If the respondent is in custody, or has been required by an order for bail to attend on the hearing of the appeal, then he or she is to be placed in the dock and accompanied there by a correctional officer.

 

 

 

 

J A Connolly

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